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TOP 25
Available Players

As of Feb. 11, 2016 :: 2:46pm ET

With the NHL trade deadline quickly approaching (Feb. 29, 2016), TFP has outlined 25 of the top names rumored to be available for trade through various newspapers, radio and television reports, cyberspace and our own league-wide sources. Last season, 21 of the players listed were traded; 15 of the players listed were dealt in 2014, and the season before that saw 17 players dealt.

As part of TFP's Trade Deadline Coverage, this page will be updated regularly and TFP's panel of experts will outline the values of each athlete. As the days inch closer to the deadline, some players may climb or fall off the list, while others may be added. Teams reportedly showing interest will also be added and adjusted as more information becomes available.

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No. Player Player Info. Potential Suitors
1
Steven Stamkos, C
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $7,500,000 Age:  25
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Stamkos is not expected to be traded prior to the deadline, but the lack of a contract extension raises a very, very slim possibility.

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2
Ryan Johansen, C
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,000,000 Age:  23
Status:  Traded to Nashville

Trading Johansen might be a summer move, but a lot of leg work could be made now. Either way, he doesn't look to be back in Columbus next season.

 
3
Eric Staal, C
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $8,250,000 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

It all comes down to what Staal's willing to do, but it seems to be in Carolina's best interest to move him as the club goes through a rebuild.

4
Dustin Byfuglien, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,250,000 Age:  30
Status:  Re-signed with Winnipeg

Failing a last minute coming of the minds, a contract extension might not be happening between Byfuglien and the Jets, who want a big return for him.

5
Andrew Ladd, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,400,000 Age:  30
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The Jets want to get Ladd signed to an extension, but reports suggest talks have broken off. If they can't get him signed, look for Winnipeg to trade Ladd.

6
Jonathan Drouin, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $894,166 Age:  20
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Drouin wants out, that much is clear. Drouin's agent's last resort resulting in requesting a trade, and while the Bolts don't HAVE to trade him, it's going to happen.

 
7
Kevin Shattenkirk, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,250,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The Blues aren't pressed to trade Shattenkirk this season, but if they want help up front, he's one of their best assets to move. He has 1-year left on his deal.

8
Dion Phaneuf, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $7,000,000 Age:  30
Status:  Traded to Ottawa

Phaneuf's played a lot better this season, and many have noticed. He's available, still, but the Leafs want a quality package -- and they're not in a rush to do it.

9
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, C
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $6,000,000 Age:  22
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

With so many centers available this season, the Oilers are willing to take calls on RNH. They aren't actively trying to move him, but they're listening.

10
Travis Hamonic, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,857,142 Age:  25
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The secret was let out of the bag in November, but the Isles aren't any closer to trading Hamonic. They want equal value. This move might happen in the summer.

11
Jiri Hudler, C/RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,000,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The Flames would like to keep Hudler, but failing to sign him to an extension could result in Calgary trading him to a contender.

12
Loui Eriksson, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,250,000 Age:  30
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Boston would like to keep Eriksson after this season, as his contract expires this summer. Given how they're in the playoff hunt, it's not a given he's dealt.

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13
Dan Hamhuis, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,500,000 Age:  33
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

If the Canucks are out of the race, they'll look to deal Hamhuis, but he has a full no-trade clause and he'll have a say. His injury status could also be a factor.

14
Patrick Marleau, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $6,666,667 Age:  36
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

It's unclear if Marleau gets traded by the deadline, but it does look like he's willing to consider other options. This may go down to the wire.

15
Mikkel Boedker, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,750,000 Age:  26
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Boedker's in the final year of his deal and a number of teams will be calling. The Coyotes want to try to re-sign him, but failing that, they'll look to deal him.

16
Scott Hartnell, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,750,000 Age:  33
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

All things considered in Columbus, Hartnell's having a very good season. The Blue Jackets need to change things up and Hartnell's value is high right now.

17
Radim Vrbata, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,000,000 Age:  34
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

If the Canucks feel they're out of the mix come late-February, Vrbata's surely on the move. He's a UFA-to-be, and Vancouver might be going in a new direction.

18
P-A Parenteau, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,500,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Parenteau's played well so far this season for the Maple Leafs, and that's a good thing for Toronto, as his value has gone up since the off-season.

19
Keith Yandle, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,625,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Reports suggest if the Rangers can't sign Yandle -- and cap issues suggest it's unlikely -- they'll trade him, but injuries to their blueline might prevent it.

20
Kris Versteeg, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,200,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Versteeg's Cup experience has plenty of value, and his performance this season in Carolina helps. The Hurricanes are likely to move him for a draft pick.

21
Justin Schultz, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,900,000 Age:  25
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

This experiment hasn't worked in Edmonon. Tthe Oilers are now dangling Schultz as trade bait and are believed to be inching closer to dealing him.

22
Cam Atkinson, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,500,000 Age:  26
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Atkinson was almost traded before last season's deadline, but he signed a 3-year extension, instead. Now, it appears a move is inevitable.

23
Teddy Purcell, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,500,000 Age:  30
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Purcell's salary might be an issue for some teams, but by the deadline, it's not a huge cap hit to take on. He'd be available for a draft pick.

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24
Roman Polak, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,750,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Polak attracted a lot of interest last season, but the Leafs held on to him. He's a pending UFA and Toronto is expected to move him for draft picks.

25
Luke Schenn, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $3,600,000 Age:  26
Status:  Traded to Los Angeles

Schenn's a UFA in July and he's been on the block for a while. The Flyers are likely to move him before the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

 

NOTABLE MENTIONS
No. Player Player Info. Teams Reported
to have Interest
21
Tyler Bozak, C
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,200,000 Age:  29
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Teams wanted to see how Bozak would perform without Phil Kessel on his wing, and he's done very well. Any trade would be a talent-for-talent swap.

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Shane Doan, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,300,000 Age:  39
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

If Arizona is out of the race by the trade deadline and Doan wants a shot at a Stanley Cup, he just needs to give the Coyotes the word. The decision is his.

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18
Matt Duchene, C/LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $6,000,000 Age:  24
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The Avs aren't actively shopping Duchene, by any stretch, but they have listened to calls. If Colorado can get a top D-man, Duchene could be expendable.

16
Jordan Eberle, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $6,000,000 Age:  25
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Eberle's on the list because he always seems to be in trade rumors at this time of year. He's only moved if the Oilers can get a top defenseman.

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Patrik Elias, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,500,000 Age:  39
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Like Doan, this is entirely Elias' call. If the Devils are out of the playoff picture by the end of Feb, and Elias, a pending UFA, wants to try his luck elsewhere, he can.

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13
Cam Fowler, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $4,000,000 Age:  24
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The Ducks need help up front, and their depth on the blueline leads many to believe Fowler could be used as bait to land a top left-wing.

27
Jimmy Howard, G
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,291,667 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The emergence of Petr Mrazek has made Howard available, but we're not so sure a move happens this season -- this could be a summer trade for Detroit.

22
Joffrey Lupul, LW/RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,250,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Lupul's name has been out there for over a year, and while the Leafs are willing to trade him, they're going to have to take back salary in a deal.

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17
Kyle Okposo, RW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,800,000 Age:  27
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

The Islanders would prefer to keep Okposo long-term, but also know what he brings to their roster. They don't seem to be poised to trade him right now.

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Kris Russell, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $2,600,000 Age:  28
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

If the Flames can't come to terms on a new contract for Russell, they're going to trade him by the deadline. Many teams are interested, and are waiting.

26
Jeff Skinner, LW
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,725,000 Age:  23
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Skinner's regained some of that scoring flare he had in the past, but teams are still concerned about his overall health.

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15
Sami Vatanen, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $1,262,500 Age:  24
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

With the Ducks seeking help up front, and Cam Fowler out with an injury, Vanaten's reportedly being dangled as trade bait.

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Cam Ward, G
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $6,300,000 Age:  31
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Like many on this list, Ward can dictate his fate. We don't see him in Carolina next season, but his $6.3M cap hit will be a hurdle for the Canes to maneuver.

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24
Dennis Wideman, D
2015-16 Salary Cap Hit:  $5,250,000 Age:  32
Status:  Available, Not Yet Traded

Calgary's been dangling Wideman for a while, and we're not so sure he gets moved this season. His latest suspension, though, does make a trade hard.

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