San Jose Sharks Rumors: 3 Offseason Starting Goalie Targets

The San Jose Sharks are likely moving on from James Reimer in the offseason and while they still have Kaapo Kahkonen under contract for one more season, he has had a very poor season and the team will be looking to get a goaltender who can start the majority of the games through their rebuild. Here's a look at who they could bring in during the offseason to do just that.

Semyon Varlamov

The Sharks may be one of the only destinations available to Semyon Varlamov in the offseason and where he is at in his career would suit the team nicely. He hasn't been a starter for two years with Ilya Sorokin completely taking over on the New York Islanders, but Varlamov still has game left in him.

Varlamov is 34 years old and will likely still be looking for a decent payday and playing time next season. I wouldn't bet the Sharks have much trust in Kahkonen after this season, but may still have some hope. Bringing in another veteran to start over 50 percent of the games would benefit San Jose, Varlamov, and Kahkonen as there would be somewhat of a weight off of his shoulders.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

There has been talk that the Buffalo Sabres aren't that impressed with Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and may be moving on from him in the offseason. With the arrival of Devon Levi and Eric Comrie under contract for one more season, it makes complete sense.

As Luukkonen is still a talented young goaltender, they won't just be looking to get rid of him for nothing. The Sharks have an opportunity to pick up another young talent who could still turn out to be a solid player in net and have him develop with more playing time in the NHL on San Jose alongside Kahkonen.

Martin Jones

The Seattle Kraken have been an interesting team this season. They have done great work despite the weak overall goaltending by the team. Philipp Grubauer is their starter and paid like it, but Martin Jones held down the fort in net for a long period of time. He may have won a lot, but his numbers weren't great.

Regardless, he earned some attention from around the league and could be a viable starter in San Jose once again. He wouldn't be overly expensive and the Sharks are still paying him from his buyout a number of years back. They are in a different place now and Jones had the best years of his career there. Jones and the Sharks may not have too many other options besides each other.

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