I believe the steal of the off-season will be whoever signs forward Rocco Grimaldi and gives him a top 6 role and an EXTENDED look.
Rocco has gotten into 37 NHL regular season games and scored 5 goals to go along with 5 assists. It's a small sample size, but he has shown his potential in his limited opportunities. Meanwhile he has scored 76 goals in the AHL over his 4 pro seasons.
Criticisms of his game seem to always level on the defensive side, but such criticism is silly. Rocco is responsible defensively and can play a bottom 6 energy role.
His full potential will be maximized getting top 6 minutes and playing on the power play, but he can play any role that you need him to play. He just needs an opportunity.
Brendan Gallagher seems like a good comparison. A hard working player that's tenacious on the puck and can score when he gets his opportunities.
Jonathan Marchessault, Viktor Arvidsson, and Tyler Johnson are 3 other players that come to mind. Each are small players that were eventually afforded an opportunity and took advantage of it.
My message to NHL general managers
Will one of you please sign him and give him an opportunity? He is the type of player and person you could be build your team around. He could be your captain someday! He is not a confirmed AHLer like some people think. He is a talented player that will be a 30 goal scorer someday in the NHL when and if he's given a REAL chance.
He will be a unrestricted free agent (group 6) on July 1st.
He reminds me of Pavel Bure on this play: Top shelf snipe vs Leafs