NHL Rumors: 3 Teams Expected to Target Nick Foligno This Offseason

Veteran winger Nick Foligno is a pending unrestricted free agent (UFA) who should get a good amount of attention on the open market if he elects to test it. The 35-year-old put together a solid bounce-back season with the Boston Bruins this year, as he had 10 goals, 28 points, and a plus-18 rating in 60 games played. He proved that he still has plenty left in the tank, so expect these three teams to target him this offseason.

Boston Bruins: Foligno has worked beautifully on the Bruins' fourth line, and there is a good chance that they will try to keep him around past this season because of it. Along with his solid secondary scoring, the veteran forward also provides them with plenty of physicality and leadership. Therefore, if he's willing to take a notable pay cut due to Boston's limited cap space, look for him to stay in Beantown. 

Buffalo Sabres: The Buffalo Sabres are a team on the rise and could use an experienced forward like Foligno to mentor their younger players. This is especially so if Kyle Okposo and/or Zemgus Girgensons elect to move on from the Sabres this offseason. With that, Foligno also grew up in the Buffalo area while his dad Mike Foligno was a Sabre. 

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Columbus Blue Jackets had a disastrous 2022-23 season and are looking to turn things around next year because of it. Due to this, perhaps they could look to bring back their former captain Foligno. He would still be a valuable addition to their bottom six, and it does not seem too out of the question that he would be open to playing there for one final season.

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