Top 10 NHL Goalie Trade Candidates

The goaltender trade market does not typically yield blockbuster deals. That’s mostly because goalies do not command a huge return, and no teams are willing to move the goaltenders that might be good enough to bring a massive haul of talent in return.

Nevertheless, it is a position facing some upheaval around the league and there will be some free agent movement at the position, but there could be some trades, too.

Here are 10 goaltenders that could get traded this offseason (stats courtesy of Natural Stat Trick).

Sergei Bobrovsky, Florida (39-7-3, .913 SV%, 2.67 GAA, 8.6 Goals saved above average)

After a couple of down seasons, the 33-year-old bounced back in 2021-2022. It wasn’t back to his Vezina Trophy-winning levels, but still a well above-average season playing for a contender.

Of course, his contract is an albatross, carrying a $10 million cap hit for four more seasons, and the Panthers are reportedly being aggressive in their attempts to move Bobrovsky with salary retained. That might not be enough but, with Spencer Knight ready to take over, the Panthers will be motivated sellers.

 

Alexandar Georgiev, N.Y. Rangers (15-10-2, .898 SV%, 2.92 GAA, -7.6 GSAA)

If Georgiev ever wants to be a starter, he is likely to have a better chance somewhere outside Manhattan, because Igor Shesterkin should have that position on lockdown for a while with the Rangers.

Georgiev is coming off his worst season, so the timing is not great, but the restricted free agent has generally been a competent backup. The 26-year-old might be able to handle more than that with a new team.

 

Matt Murray, Ottawa (5-12-2, .906 SV%, 3.05 GAA, -0.5 GSAA)

The 28-year-old was a critical piece of two Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup winners but struggled in his last season with the Penguins and first season with the Senators. He rebounded some in 2021-2022, providing nearly average results in 20 games before getting hurt.

Author: Lucy Green