As many as 50 union players are already on their way to the NHL after a lengthy lockout.
Here are the top 25 players that are currently in the league.
Michael Frolik (Winnipeg Jets) — Frolick joined the Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 1 after being released by the St. Louis Blues.
After four years with the Blues, Frolich was traded to the Winnipeg organization on Nov. 1 and played in eight games last season.
Frolicks top three stats in the AHL were 17 points (8G-11A) and 53 penalty minutes.
Alex DeBrincat (Edmonton Oilers) — DeBrancat signed with the Edmonton Oilers on Feb., 1 after he was released by Chicago.
He was a member of the Detroit Red Wings organization from 2005-07.
He played in 15 games with the Red Wings in his final year with the organization.
He also recorded six points (2G-3A) in five playoff games.
Ryan Miller (Detroit Red Wings) — The Detroit Red Stars forward signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Pistons on Feb 1 after his release from the New York Islanders.
He spent five seasons with the Islanders and has 14 points (4G-7A) through 39 games.
Dylan Larkin (Toronto Maple Leafs) — Larkin signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb, 1 after signing with the St Louis Blues organization on Feb 4.
He has 12 points (6G-6A) over the past five seasons.
Jordan Nolan (Detroit Tigers) — Nolan signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Detroit on Feb 2 after being traded from the Minnesota Wild on Dec. 31.
Nolan had four goals and eight assists in 53 games for the Wild last season and had seven points (3G-5A) with Minnesota last season in the Wild’s final game of the season.
Anthony Duclair (Pittsburgh Penguins) — Duclair signed a five-year extension on Feb 3 after being selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
He had 17 goals and 40 points in 72 games with Pittsburgh last season before being traded to Florida in exchange for defenseman Chris Kunitz.
Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) — Duchene signed a six-year entry-entry contract with Colorado on Feb 5 after being drafted by the Avalanche on Feb 24.
He finished his collegiate career with a record of 2-6-1 with a 3.37 goals-against average and .811 save percentage in 29 games.
Jake Virtanen (Toronto Marlies) — Virtanes first season with the Marlies ended on Dec., 31 after he suffered a concussion in a preseason game against the Ottawa Senators.
He returned to the Marlie’s lineup on Jan. 1, but was sent down to the AHL on Jan 10.
He posted two goals and two assists in five games for Toronto last season, but did not play for the Marly’s last season after he returned to his junior hockey team.
Ryan Murray (Colorado Rapids) — Murray was signed by Colorado on Dec 2 after the Colorado Avalanche traded forward Michael Frollie to the Montreal Canadiens.
He appeared in 23 games for Colorado last season but recorded two goals, two assists and two penalty minutes, helping the club to a 13-10-1 record and the second wild card berth in the Eastern Conference.
Brett Ritchie (San Jose Sharks) — Ritchie signed a four-year AHL contract on Feb 12 after being waived by the New Jersey Devils on Dec 23.
He made his NHL debut with San Jose on Feb 6 and posted five goals and nine assists in 29 regular season games.
Tyler Toffoli (Arizona Coyotes) — Toffolis NHL career ended on Jan., 2 after he sustained a concussion during a preseason Game 1 of the NHL season against the Detroit Blues.
Travis Hamonic (Colorado Coyotes) -Hamonic signed a seven-year NHL contract on Dec 9 after being recalled by the Arizona Coyotes on Dec 5.
He is expected to help the team out in the final two games of the regular season.
Max Domi (Arizona Ducks) — Domi signed a deal with Phoenix on Dec 17 after being cut by the San Jose Sharks.
Domi spent seven seasons with Arizona from 2010-13, recording 55 points (23G-44A) while playing in 537 regular season contests and two Stanley Cup Playoffs games.
Dylan Strome (Washington Capitals) — Strome signed a contract with Washington on Dec 4 after being placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He will be a free agent after this season.
Mike Ribeiro (St. Louis Blackhawks) — Ribeir signed a $3.2 million contract with St. Louis on Dec 16