With the trade deadline less than four weeks away, multiple teams are in the market right now seeking a winger to add scoring depth to their roster.
New Jersey Devils winger P-A Parenteau is an inexpensive rental who can add secondary scoring in the right situation. While he might not fit in a top-six role, he can certainly play his part on the bottom-six to add offensive production to a contending organization.
The 33-year-old winger has a cap hit of $1.25 million with an expiring contract in which he can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
While Parenteau is not the huge name being thrown around for the trade deadline, do not count him out. Sometimes, those smaller contracts and smaller names flourish in a different organization.
For example, look at the David Perron for Carl Hagelin trade last season. Both players were performing less than mediocre -- Perron went on to help the Anaheim Ducks finish atop the Pacific Division and Hagelin went to the Stanley Cup winning team where he also flourished.
A player like Parenteau could go to a contending team in pursuit of the Cup and provide an extra boost of scoring.
The Ottawa Senators are among the teams in the market for scoring depth and have the salary cap space to add a lower-priced rental.