New Jersey Devils 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 piece, we will be looking at the New Jersey Devils. 

Mackenzie Blackwood: Vitek Vanecek has become the Devils' clear number-one netminder, and it could mean the end of Mackenzie Blackwood's tenure in New Jersey because of it. The 26-year-old is a pending restricted free agent and once again struggling this season. In 18 games, he may have a 9-5-2 record, but his 3.04 GAA and .900 SV% show he is performing like a backup at best. As a result, don't be surprised to see him shopped this summer. 

Alexander Holtz: If the Devils want to make another major splash this offseason, Alexander Holtz could be on the way out. New Jersey's strong forward depth has made it hard for the 2020 first-round pick to become an NHL regular, so they could be open to moving him if they land another star. In 19 games this season with the Devils, he has three goals, one assist, and a minus-6 rating. 

Michael McLeod: The Devils have very strong center depth, and it has resulted in former first-round pick Michael McLeod receiving fourth-line minutes. Due to their strength down the middle, they could use McLeod to bring in a solid right-shot defenseman during the summer. 

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