NHL Rumors: 3 Teams Expected to Target Sean Monahan This Offseason

Sean Monahan is an intriguing pending unrestricted free agent to pay attention to this summer. The 28-year-old center was well on his way to having a strong bounce-back season, as he recorded 17 points in 25 games. However, a groin injury ended his year early, and now he will likely need to settle for a cheap prove-it deal this offseason because of it. As a result, let's discuss three teams who are likely to pursue him this summer.

Montreal Canadiens: Monahan was a beautiful fit with the Canadiens before his injury, so we should not rule out the possibility of them trying to bring him back. He would continue to be a good mentor for the club's younger players and would be a top-six center option for them heading into the 2023-24 campaign. 

Minnesota Wild: The Minnesota Wild are limited in cap space due to the Ryan Suter and Zach Parise buyout penalties. As a result, they could look to bring in a player like Monahan on an affordable one-year deal. This is especially so when noting that their center depth is not particularly strong. 

Colorado Avalanche: The Colorado Avalanche had Monahan on their radar leading up to the deadline, but his injury trouble lead Colorado not to bring him in. However, when noting that they had an interest in him this campaign, don't be surprised if they make a push for him this offseason. They need help at center, and this will only be more of the case if J.T. Compher walks this offseason.

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