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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, 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: 63
NOTES: Potential 2020 UFA; traded from New Jersey Devils to Arizona Coyotes this season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

DEFENSEMAN

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

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

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 status with Winnipeg Jets uncertain

 

GOALIE

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

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

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

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