Peter Mueller looking to return to NHL, will become free agent on July 1

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Add Peter Mueller to the list of NHL free agents available this offseason.

According to Craig Custance of ESPN, the 26-year-old is eyeing a return to North America after playing one season for Kloten and leading the Swiss-A League in scoring with 24 goals in 49 games.

Mueller showed great promise as an NHL rookie after being selected eighth overall in the 2006 NHL Draft, scoring 22 goals and adding 32 assists in 2007-08 with the Phoenix Coyotes. 

His progression was slowed by a series of concussions after being traded to the Colorado Avalanche, and he was not offered a contract after recording eight goals and nine assists as a Florida Panther during the lockout-shortened 2013 season.

Mueller appeared in eight games for Team USA at the 2014 IIHF World Championships, scoring one goal and adding three assists.

Based on his age and skill set, an NHL team looking for scoring and depth up front could be well served by signing Mueller, who will become a free agent on July 1.

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Peter Mueller looking to return to NHL, will become free agent on July 1
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