NHL Trade Bait Tracker lists top 35 targets as Deadline approaches

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Nov 24, 2021; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) shoots the puck against the Florida Panthers during the first period at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve updated our NHL Trade Bait Tracker for the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline with just about two weeks to go.

The top NHL Trade Targets are plentiful as we approach the March 21 Deadline. With teams continuing to clearly draw the lines as to whom are the playoff contenders and pretenders, we will start to see more trade action.

Since we updated the list on February 26th there’s been six names added and Filip Forsberg has been removed after GM David Poile stated he was not trying to trade him. New adds to the list are highlighted in the chart below.

There’s also been some big shifts as Claude Giroux has now taken the top spot on the list. You will also notice that J.T. Miller and Tomas Hertl dropping significantly.

This is all expected to change again in the coming weeks. As more teams fall out of the playoff race and contenders (buyers) feel they can take on the cap hits.

NHL Trade Bait Tracker

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Jan 29, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) in action during the game between the Stars and the Maple Leafs at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Our rankings are based on two factors:

  • The likelihood a player will be traded by March 21, 2022
  • Impact they will have if traded

Stick with us until the trade deadline passes, as we will update this list often.

RankPlayer (Team)POSAGESTATUS/AAVLINKED TO:
1Claude Giroux (PHI) C34UFA/$8.275MFLA, COL, STL
2Ben Chiarot (MTL)D30UFA/$3.5MSTL, NYR, FLA
3Phil Kessel (ARI)RW34UFA/$6.8MPIT, BOS, NYR
4Mark Giordano (SEA)D38UFA/$6.75MCGY, FLA, NYR
5John Klingberg (DAL)D29UFA/$4.25MCAR, TOR, FLA
6Max Domi (CBJ)F26UFA/$5.3MNYR, TOR, BOS
7Jakob Chychrun (ARI)D233 YEARS/$4.6MANA, LAK, NYI
8Rickard Rakell (ANA)RW28UFA/$3.8MNYR, TOR, COL
9Jake DeBrusk (BOS)LW25RFA/$3.675MSEA, EDM, NYR
10Justin Braun (PHI)D35UFA/$1.8MCGY, BOS, FLA
11Colin Miller (BUF)D29UFA/$3.875MCGY, NYR, EDM
12Marc-Andre Fleury (CHI)G37UFA/$7MWSH, COL, PIT
13Calvin de Haan (CHI)D30UFA/$4.55MCGY, BOS, FLA
14Alexandar Georgiev (NYR)G26RFA/$2.425MVKG, EDM, NJD
15Zdeno Chara (NYI)D44UFA/$750KBOS, TBL, TOR
16Tomas Hertl (SJS)C28UFA/$5.625MMIN, BOS, NYR
17J.T. Miller (VAN)F291 YEAR/$5.25MNYR, CAR, TOR
18Andrew Copp (WPG)F27UFA/$3.64MWSH, PIT, BOS
19Reilly Smith (VGK)RW30UFA/$5MNSH, NYR, WSH
20Vitali Kravtsov (NYR)RW22RFA/$925KVAN, OTT, VGK
21Pavel Zacha (NJD)C24RFA/$2.25MVAN, WSH, NYR
22Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ)G27UFA/$2.8MWSH, EDM, COL
23Nils Lundkvist (NYR)D212 YEARS/$925KVAN, MTL, BUF
24Anton Khudobin (DAL)G351 YEAR/$2.2MEDM, WSH, VGK
25Artturi Lehkonen (MTL)F26RFA/$2.3MNYR, NJD, MIN
26Josh Manson (ANA)D30UFA/$4.1MTOR, FLA, CAR
27Lawson Crouse (ARI)F24RFA/$1.53MBOS, NJD, MTL
28P.K. Subban (NJD)D32UFA/$9MBOS, FLA, CGY
29Filip Chytil (NYR)F221 YEAR/$2.3MVAN, MTL, VGK
30Hampus Lindholm (ANA)D28UFA/$5.2MTOR, CAR, FLA
31Nick Leddy (DET)D30UFA/$5.5MCGY, FLA, TOR
32Owen Tippet (FLA)F23RFA/$863KPHI
33Paul Stastny (WPG)C36UFA/$3.75MNYR, STL, CGY
34Brock Boeser (VAN)F26RFA/$5.875MBOS, FLA, WSH
35Marc Staal (DET)D35UFA/$2TOR, FLA, CAR