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Fantasy: 2020 NHL Trade Deadline preview

Players, potential free agents to target before Feb. 24 moves; podcast analysis

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

With the NHL Trade Deadline set for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. ET, has identified players to consider targeting in fantasy trades or on the waiver wire before potential moves happen in reality. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.


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Potential 2020 unrestricted free agents | Restricted free agents


NOTE: Players who play for non-contending teams, have expiring contracts after this or next season and/or have underachieved based on preseason fantasy expectations have been included on this list



Taylor Hall, LW, ARI
Latest rank: 63
NOTES: Potential 2020 UFA; traded from New Jersey Devils to Arizona Coyotes this season

Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
Latest rank: 73
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Tomas Tatar, LW/RW, MTL
Latest rank: 75
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA

Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
Latest rank: 80
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
Latest rank: 116
NOTE: Non-contending team

Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, OTT
Latest rank: 191
NOTE: Potential 2020 RFA

Mikael Granlund, LW/RW, NSH
Latest rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Eric Staal, C, MIN
Latest rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA



Jeff Petry, D, MTL
Latest rank: 99
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA

Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF
Latest rank: 163
NOTE: Non-contending team

Matt Dumba, MIN
Latest rank: N/R
NOTE: Rebuilding team

Dustin Byfuglien, WPG
Latest rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA; contract status with Winnipeg Jets uncertain



Alexandar Georgiev, NYR
Latest rank: 198
NOTE: Potential 2020 RFA

Henrik Lundqvist, NYR
Latest rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA; no-movement clause

Jonathan Quick, LAK
Latest rank: N/R
NOTE: Does not have no-trade or no-movement clause


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