This is part two of my series of articles listing five Potential Bruins Trade Targets. This week I am focusing on wingers.
The wings are arguably the Bruins’ strongest position currently, and the Bruins could use a new second-line right-winger to play with Taylor Hall and Charlie Coyle. The Bruins don’t currently have a strong prospect pool of wingers, and this is due to the team making the playoffs every year and getting lower first-round picks. The current best Bruins prospect at wing is their 2021 1st round pick Fabian Lysell who is currently playing with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL.
Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings
Bertuzzi had five goals and seven points in nine games played during the 20-21 season. The 26-year-old is a Left Winger who can play in the top six. The Bruins currently don’t need another left-winger, but they could use a younger one who can take over the top-line left wing slot when Brad Marchand is gone. Bertuzzi has two years left under contract with an AAV of 4.7 million, and he can become a UFA when the contract expires.
Travis Konecny, Philadelphia Flyers
Konecny is an alright middle to top-six right-winger. He put up 11 goals and 34 points during 50 games played in the 20-21 season. He would likely fill the second-line right-wing slot pushing Craig Smith down the lineup. The 24-Year-old has four years left under contract at an AAV of 5.5 million, and he can become a UFA at the end of the contract.
Rickard Rakell, Anaheim Ducks
Rakell put up nine goals and 28 points in 52 games during the 20-21 season. Rakell is an alright middle to top-six playmaking right-winger likely playing on the second line with Taylor Hall and Charlie Coyle. The 28-year-old can become a UFA after this season, currently making 3.7 million.
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues
Kyrou put up 14 goals and 35 points in 55 games during the 20-21 season. Kyrou has the potential to be a middle-six winger for the Bruins, and he can play both Left and Right-wing making him versatile and able to play up and down the lineup when needed. The 23-year-old has two years remaining on his current contract with an AAV of 2.8 million. He would be an RFA at the end when the contract expires.
Fliip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
Forsberg put up 12 goals and 32 points in 39 games during the 2020-21 season. After showing some displeasure with the Viktor Arvidsson trade to the Los Angeles Kings, Forsberg’s future in Nashville is pretty unclear. The 27-Year-old is in the final year of his current contract carrying an AAV of $6 Million.
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Tarasenko put up four goals and 14 points during 24 games played during the 2020-21 season. It has been said Tarasenko wants out of St. Louis and was possibly the most significant player on the market during the offseason other than Jack Eichel. The 29-year-old has two years left under his current contract carrying an AAV of $7.5 million, and he also has a full no-trade clause with his contract.
Nikolaj Ehlers, Winnipeg Jets
Ehlers put up 21 goals and 46 points in 47 games during the 20-21 season. The Bruins were rumored to have been interested in the very skilled winger during the 20-21 before the team acquired Taylor Hall at the 2021 trade deadline. Ehlers is an excellent winger with good playmaking and goal-scoring abilities and can play both right and left-wing. The 25-year-old currently has four years left under contract with an AAV of 6 million; at the end of the contract, he can become a UFA.
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Gaudreau put up 19 goals and 49 points in 56 games during the 2020-21 season. Gaudreau has seen himself a lot in the rumor mill during the past two seasons; the Bruins have been a team for him to go to both seasons. The 28-year-old is in the final year of his current contract carrying an AAV of $6.75 million, and he also has a five-team trade list.