Edmonton Oilers Rumors: 3 Offseason Trade Candidates

Welcome to NHL Trade Rumors' Offseason Trade Candidates series. During it, we will be looking at three players from each team who could be moved during the summer. 

In this latest installment, we will be focusing on the Edmonton Oilers. 

Jack Campbell: When the Oilers signed Jack Campbell this past offseason, they believed that they found their long-term starting netminder. Yet, the 31-year-old has struggled mightily this campaign, as he has a 3.57 goals-against average and a disastrous .882 save percentage. As a result of this, the Oilers could look to move the Michigan native to free up some much-needed cap space. The major kicker, however, is that they would need to add sweeteners in any move centering around Campbell due to his immense struggles and expensive cap hit. 

Kailer Yamamoto: There have been some rumblings that the Oilers could be open to moving Kailer Yamamoto in the past. The 24-year-old winger carries a $3.1 million cap hit until the end of next season, and he has had trouble cementing himself as a legitimate top-six forward. Perhaps a change of scenery could help change things on that front. In 47 games this year, he has 10 goals and 10 assists. 

Brett Kulak: With the Oilers acquiring Mattias Ekholm, the left side of their defensive group has become a bit crowded. Due to this, Brett Kulak is emerging as a possible offseason trade candidate. However, he would be far more than just a rental for any team that acquires him, as he has a $2.75 million cap hit until the end of the 2025-26 season.

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