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Trade Bait - Players In Play

With the April 3 trade deadline looming, the NHL on TSN provides a quick look at some of the names that could be on the move. Keep checking back as this list is updated.


GOALTENDERS

BEN BISHOP - OTTAWA SENATORS
Age: 26 Height: 6'7 Weight: 215 lbs
Seasons in Ottawa: 2 (Traded to Senators Feb. 26, 2012)
Career-best season: 2011-12: 3-3-2, 2.48 GAA, .909 SV%, 0 SO
Notes: Bishop is in the last year of his contract and could be attractive trade bait if the Senators are willing to move him.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$650,000 0 RFA
 
JONATHAN BERNIER - LOS ANGELES KINGS
Age: 24 Height: 5'11 Weight: 186 lbs
Seasons in Los Angeles: 5 (Drafted by Kings in 2006)
Career-best season: 2010-11: 11-8-3, 2.48 GAA, .913 SV%, 3 SO
Notes: Jonathan Quick is the unquestioned starting goaltender for the Kings, which means there isn't much playing time available to Bernier.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,250,000 0 RFA
 
ROBERTO LUONGO - VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Age: 33 Height: 6'3 Weight: 217 lbs
Seasons in Vancouver: 7 (Traded to Canucks June 23, 2006)
Career-best season: 2006-07: 47-22-6, 2.29 GAA, .921 SV%, 5 SO
Notes: There are plenty of possible destinations for Luongo, but it is still unclear where he will end up.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$5,333,333 9 $5,333,333
 

DEFENCEMEN

MARK STREIT - NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Age: 35 Height: 5'11 Weight: 193 lbs
Seasons in New York: 5 (Signed by Islanders on July 1, 2008)
Career-best season: 2007-08: 13 G, 49 A, 62 Pts
Notes: Streit would be a rental with an expiring contract and could be moved if the Islanders want to trim some salary from the books.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$4,100,000 0 UFA
 
RYAN WHITNEY - EDMONTON OILERS
Age: 30 Height: 6'3 Weight: 206 lbs
Seasons in Edmonton: 4 (Traded to Oilers March 3, 2010)
Career-best season: 2006-07: 14 G, 45 A, 59 Pts, plus- 9, 77 PIM
Notes: Whitney has lost the trust of his coaching staff, as he's been a healthy scratch seven times this season.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$4,000,000 0 UFA
 
FILIP KUBA - FLORIDA PANTHERS
Age: 36 Height: 6'4 Weight: 225 lbs
Seasons in Florida: 1 (Signed as a UFA on July 1, 2012)
Career-best season: 2008-09: 3 G, 137A, 40 Pts, plus- 4, 28 PIM
Notes: Kuba is a 13-year NHL veteran that can provide depth on the blueline for any contender.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$4,000,000 1 $4,000,000
 
JAMIE MCBAIN - CAROLINA HURRICANES
Age: 25 Height: 6'2 Weight: 200 lbs
Seasons in Carolina: 4 (Drafted by Hurricanes in 2006)
Career-best season: 2010-11: 7 G, 23 A, 30 Pts, minus- 8, 32 PIM
Notes: McBain could be a strong option for teams looking to add a defenceman and still has another season left on his contract.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,800,000 1 $1,800,000
 
MARK GIORDANO - CALGARY FLAMES
Age: 29 Height: 6'0 Weight: 200 lbs
Seasons in Calgary: 5 (Signed as a free agent on July 6, 2004)
Career-best season: 2010-11: 8 G, 35 A, 43 Pts, minus- 8, 67 PIM
Notes: Giordano has been named as an alternate captain for the Flames this season and registered his 100th career assist on Feb.13.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$4,020,000 3 $4,020,000
 
ADRIAN AUCOIN - COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Age: 39 Height: 6'2 Weight: 215 lbs
Seasons in Columbus: 1 (Signed as an UFA on July 1, 2012)
Career-best season: 2002-03: 8 G, 27 A, 35 Pts, minus- 5, 70 PIM
Notes: Aucoin would bring a strong, veteran presence to any team's defense corps.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$2,250,000 0 UFA
 

FORWARDS

TOMAS FLEISCHMANN - FLORIDA PANTHERS
Age: 28 Height: 6'1 Weight: 192 lbs
Seasons in Florida: 2 (Signed by Panthers on July 1, 2011)
Career-best season: 2011-12: 27 G, 34 A, 61 Pts
Notes: Fleischmann's scoring has dried up this season after he potted 27 goals last year. He's locked up for two more years which might make him attractive to possible trade suitors.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$4,500,000 2 $4,500,000
 
MARIAN GABORIK - NEW YORK RANGERS
Age: 31 Height: 6'1 Weight: 204 lbs
Seasons in New York: 4 (Signed by Rangers on July 1, 2009)
Career-best season: 2009-10: 42 G, 44 A, 86 Pts
Notes: The three-time 40-goal scorer hasn't been as productive this year as he has been in the past. With another year left on his deal there may be a team interested in taking a gamble on him for next year at $7.5 million.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$7,500,000 1 $7,500,000
 
CLARKE MACARTHUR - TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Age: 27 Height: 6'0 Weight: 191 lbs
Seasons in Toronto: 3 (Signed by Maple Leafs on August 28, 2010)
Career-best season: 2010-11: 21 G, 41 A, 62 Pts
Notes: MacArthur has an expiring contract and could be a rental for somebody, but with the Leafs making a playoff bid it's anyone's guess whether GM Dave Nonis will entertain the notion of dealing the forward.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$3,300,000 0 UFA
 
ALES HEMSKY - EDMONTON OILERS
Age: 29 Height: 6'0 Weight: 185 lbs
Seasons in Edmonton: 10 (Drafted by Oilers in 2001)
Career-best season: 2005-06: 19 G, 58 A, 77 Pts, minus- 5, 64 PIM
Notes: Hemsky has one year remaining on his current deal and could be considered serious trade bait if the Oilers don't make a run for a playoff spot.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$5,000,000 1 $5,000,000
 
MASON RAYMOND - VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Age: 27 Height: 6'0 Weight: 185 lbs
Seasons in Vancouver: 6 (Drafted by Canucks in 2005)
Career-best season: 2009-10: 25 G, 28 A, 53 Pts
Notes: Raymond is another expiring contract for the Canucks to deal with. He provides depth in Vancouver and could play a similar role in a different city.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$2,300,000 0 UFA
 
JASON POMINVILLE - BUFFALO SABRES
Age: 30 Height: 6'0 Weight: 185 lbs
Seasons in Buffalo: 8 (Drafted by the Sabres in 2001)
Career-best season: 2007-08: 27 G, 53 A, 80 Pts, plus- 16, 20 PIM
Notes: Pominville is officially on the block after GM Darcy Regier asked him to submit a list of eight teams to which he will not accept a trade.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$5,300,000 2 $5,300,000
 
RYAN JONES - EDMONTON OILERS
Age: 28 Height: 6'1 Weight: 205 lbs
Seasons in Edmonton: 4 (Claimed by Oilers off waivers from Predators in 2010)
Career-best season: 2011-12: 17 G, 16 A, 33 Pts, minus- 7, 42 PIM
Notes: Jones is coming off 18 and 17-goal seasons and has been playing with Nail Yakupov and Shawn Horcoff.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,500,000 0 UFA
 
MIKE RIBEIRO - WASHINGTON CAPITALS
Age: 33 Height: 6'0 Weight: 177 lbs
Seasons in Washington: 1 (Traded to Capitals June 22, 2012)
Career-best season: 2007-08: 27 G, 56 A, 83 Pts, plus- 21, 46 PIM
Notes: If Ribeiro becomes an unrestricted free agent, he is expected to receive considerable interest.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$5,000,000 0 UFA
 
RAFFI TORRES - PHOENIX COYOTES
Age: 31 Height: 6'0 Weight: 208 lbs
Seasons in Phoenix: 2 (Signed as UFA agent by Coyotes on July 1, 2011)
Career-best season: 2004-05: 21 G, 25 A, 46 Pts, plus- 4, 165 PIM
Notes: The hardnosed forchecker has successfully toned down the rambunctious ways in his game.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,750,000 0 UFA
 
LEE STEMPNIAK - CALGARY FLAMES
Age: 30 Height: 5'11 Weight: 196 lbs
Seasons in Calgary: 2 (Traded to Flames on Aug. 29, 2011)
Career-best season: 2006-07: 27 G, 25 A, 52 Pts, minus- 2, 33 PIM
Notes: Stempniak's steady play has been a boost for the Flames' offense.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$2,500,000 1 $2,500,000
 
BOYD GORDON - PHOENIX COYOTES
Age: 29 Height: 6'0 Weight: 200 lbs
Seasons in Phoenix: 2 (Signed as an UFA on July 1, 2011)
Career-best season: 2006-07: 7 G, 22 A, 29 Pts, plus- 10, 14 PIM
Notes: Gordon is a key component on the Coyotes' offence.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,325,000 0 UFA
 
ERIC NYSTROM - DALLAS STARS
Age: 30 Height: 6'1 Weight: 193 lbs
Seasons in Dallas: 2 (Traded to Stars on Oct. 12, 2011)
Career-best season: 2011-12: 16 G, 5 A, 21 Pts, minus- 10, 24 PIM
Notes: An energetic player who has found plenty of ways to positively affect the game from the third and fourth line.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,400,000 0 UFA
 
BRAD BOYES - NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Age: 30 Height: 6'0 Weight: 204 lbs
Seasons in New York: 1 (Signed as an UFA on July 1, 2012)
Career-best season: 2008-09: 33 G, 39 A, 72 Pts, minus- 20, 26 PIM
Notes: Boyes has already matched his full-season offensive output from 2011-12.

Contract Status

Cap Hit Years Remaining 2013-14 Salary Cap Hit
$1,000,000 0 UFA
 

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