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Fantasy: 2020 NHL Trade Deadline preview

Players to target, potential free agents who could be moved before Feb. 24

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

With the NHL Trade Deadline set for Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. ET, NHL.com 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 NHL.com/Fantasy 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

 

FORWARD

Taylor Hall, LW, ARI
Latest NHL.com rank: 60
NOTES: Potential 2020 UFA; traded from New Jersey Devils to Arizona Coyotes this season

Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
Latest NHL.com rank: 69
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Mike Hoffman, LW/RW, FLA
Latest NHL.com rank: 78
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Chris Kreider, LW, NYR
Latest NHL.com rank: 88
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Ilya Kovalchuk, LW/RW, MTL
Latest NHL.com rank: 96
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Kyle Palmieri, RW, NJD
Latest NHL.com rank: 122
NOTE: Non-contending team

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, C, OTT
Latest NHL.com rank: 147
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Anthony Duclair, LW/RW, OTT
Latest NHL.com rank: 180
NOTE: Potential 2020 RFA

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

Erik Haula, C/LW, CAR
Latest NHL.com rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

 

DEFENSEMAN

Jeff Petry, D, MTL
Latest NHL.com rank: 98
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA

Erik Gustafsson, CHI
Latest NHL.com rank: 173
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Rasmus Ristolainen, BUF
Latest NHL.com rank: 179
NOTE: Non-contending team

Sami Vatanen, NJD
Latest NHL.com rank: N/R - INJ.
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

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

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

 

GOALIE

Robin Lehner, CHI
Latest NHL.com rank: 137
NOTE: Potential 2020 UFA

Alexandar Georgiev, NYR
Latest NHL.com rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2020 RFA

Henrik Lundqvist, NYR
Latest NHL.com rank: N/R
NOTE: Potential 2021 UFA

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

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