NHL Rumors: 3 Goalie Targets for New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are open for business after general manager Tom Fitzgerald admitted he's open to any move that's going to help his hockey club. This includes moving his first-round pick which has a 8.5% chance of being the #1 pick. Regardless of where the lottery pick falls, expect to see New Jersey active and let's examine three goaltending targets for the Devils:

John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks

Fitzgerald recently mentioned he feels Mackenzie Blackwood still has development to make and he would like to add another proven NHL talent. John Gibson is exactly that and he could be available for a top draft pick. The Ducks aren't shopping their number one starter but at this point they are willing to listen on trade offers. Gibson has fallen off from elite status in recent seasons and finished this season with a 3.19 goals against average. If you're going to trade a first-round pick you land someone with term; Gibson is signed through the 2026-27 season.

Jack Campbell, Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs have very little cap space to work with next season and have their starting netminder Jack Campbell hitting unrestricted free agency. Campbell could provide the Devils with an all-star starter who is only 30 years old and the perfect teammate. Campbell is in line for a huge raise on his $1.5 million salary from this season and it's likely we will see something in the ballpark of $5-6 million annually. The Devils have the resources to be the highest bidder, we'll see how the summer unfolds for both the Devils and Maple Leafs.

Kevin Lankinen, Chicago Blackhawks

With Marc-Andre Fleury showing up after a masterful rookie season, it seemed to throw Kevin Lankinen off his game. The Chicago Blackhawks netminder is an unrestricted free agent who made only $800,000 this season. His numbers dipped to a 3.50 GAA and a .891 save % this season so that won't his cause in getting a huge raise on his next contract. Perhaps the 27-year-old Lankinen can find his game and hit his stride in New Jersey. 

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