3 Vancouver Canucks Expected to Be Traded Next

The Vancouver Canucks announced a blockbuster trade on Monday night as Bo Horvat was shipped to the New York Islanders for a multi-piece package. The Canucks are starting their re-tool and decided to move their captain five weeks ahead of the trade deadline. There's no doubt more moves are coming from general manager Patrik Allvin. Here's the next three Canucks expected to be dealt:

Brock Boeser

Boeser has had a roller coaster season with the Canucks and is the most likely to be dealt next. The team gave his agent permission to negotiate trades with other teams weeks ago and Boeser is a for sure to be out of Vancouver before March 3 at 3pm est. So far there's been two teams heavily in pursuit, the New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. Boeser has two seasons left on his contract at $6.6 million per year and he does not hold any trade protection. Boeser has scored only nine times in 41 games in 2022-23.

Luke Schenn

While this trade won't give the Canucks a ton of cap flexibility, the team will be wise to move Schenn and cash in on their asset. The defensemen market is relatively thin this season and Schenn is one of the more proven defensive defenseman available. The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning appear favorites at this point.

Thatcher Demko

Yes, even while he's been on the shelve, teams have been calling the Canucks about Thatcher Demko. Some had him picked as their Vezina trophy winner this season but unfortunately a lower-body injury has creeped into the picture this season. Demko is 27 years old, he's signed through the 2025-26 season at $5 million annually. He also doesn't hold any trade protection and can be moved at will. Last season in 64 appearances, Demko registered a .915 save%. Teams interested shouldn't put too much stock into the 15 games he's played this season as the Canucks are a mess. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres appear to be the most interested.

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