Updated NHL Trade Bait Tracker: Hampus Lindholm cracks the top 10

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Feb 25, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm (47) moves the puck ahead of Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve updated our NHL Trade Bait Tracker for the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline with just FOUR days to go before the deadline.

The top 35 NHL Trade Targets are ranked here for the March 21 deadline date.

Since we updated the list on March 16, there’s been more changes after the Montreal Canadiens traded Ben Chiarot to the Florida Panthers. Plus the Seattle Kraken traded Calle Jarnkrok. Both players have been removed.

Hampus Lindholm of the Ducks has skyrocketed into the top 10 with the gap between the Ducks and him on a new deal too far to bridge. We also added the Blackhawks’ Dominik Kubalik and Stars’ Alexander Radulov to the list. Several other players were moved down, like John Klingberg after his GM said he was basically off the board.

This list will be updated again tomorrow as there should be more trades later today and early into tomorrow. Where will Claude Giroux land? Is it really the Florida Panthers or will the Colorado Avalanche work themselves back in the sweepstakes? We will learn soon enough.

NHL Trade Bait Tracker

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Dec 30, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux (28) controls the puck during the second period against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-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.

RankPlayer (Team)POSAGESTATUS/AAVLINKED TO:
1Claude Giroux (PHI) C34UFA/$8.275MFLA, COL, STL
2Mark Giordano (SEA)D38UFA/$6.75MTOR, NYR, CAR,
3Rickard Rakell (ANA)RW28UFA/$3.8MNYR, TOR, COL
4Marc-Andre Fleury (CHI)G37UFA/$7MWSH, TOR ,VGK
5Phil Kessel (ARI)RW34UFA/$6.8MPIT, BOS, NYR
6Hampus Lindholm (ANA)D28UFA/$5.2MTOR, CAR, FLA
7Max Domi (CBJ)F26UFA/$5.3MTOR, EDM, BOS
8Justin Braun (PHI)D35UFA/$1.8MCGY, BOS, FLA
9Colin Miller (BUF)D29UFA/$3.875MCGY, NYR, EDM
10Jakob Chychrun (ARI)D233 YEARS/$4.6MANA, LAK, NYI
11Dominik KubalikF26RFA/$3.7MEDM, ANA
12Calvin de Haan (CHI)D30UFA/$4.55MCGY, BOS, FLA
13Owen Tippet (FLA)F23RFA/$863KPHI, SEA
14Jake DeBrusk (BOS)LW25RFA/$3.675MSEA, EDM, NYR
15Pavel Zacha (NJD)C24RFA/$2.25MVAN, WSH, NSH
16Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ)G27UFA/$2.8MWSH, EDM, COL
17Tyler Motte (VAN)F27UFA/$1.225MTBL, WSH, NYR
18Zdeno Chara (NYI)D44UFA/$750KBOS, TBL, TOR
19Andrew Copp (WPG)F27UFA/$3.64MWSH, PIT, BOS
20Alexander RadulovF35UFA/$6.25MNYR, BOS
21Lawson Crouse (ARI)F24RFA/$1.53MBOS, NJD, MTL
22Nick Leddy (DET)D30UFA/$5.5MCGY, FLA, TOR
23Paul Stastny (WPG)C36UFA/$3.75MNYR, STL, CGY
24Vitali Kravtsov (NYR)RW22RFA/$925KVAN, OTT, VGK
25Brock Boeser (VAN)F26RFA/$5.875MBOS, FLA, WSH
26Marc Staal (DET)D35UFA/$2TOR, FLA, CAR
27Alexandar Georgiev (NYR)G26RFA/$2.425MVKG, EDM, NJD
28P.K. Subban (NJD)D32UFA/$9MBOS, FLA, CGY
29Jacob Middleton (SJS)D26RFA/$725KBOS, FLA, CAL
30Reilly Smith (VGK)RW30UFA/$5MNSH, NYR, WSH
31Nick Paul (OTT)F26UFA/$1.35MCAL, EDM, VGK
32Nils Lundkvist (NYR)D212 YEARS/$925KVAN, MTL, BUF
33Artturi Lehkonen (MTL)F26RFA/$2.3MNYR, NJD, MIN
34Jaro HalakG36UFA/$1.5MVGK, TOR, WSH
35John Klingberg (DAL)D29UFA/$4.25MCAR, TOR, FLA