Vancouver Canucks Rumors: Forward Becoming Trade Candidate

The Vancouver Canucks are looking to free up salary cap space this offseason, and they could make multiple moves because of it. As a result, one player who is starting to emerge as a trade candidate from the Canucks is forward Anthony Beauvillier. 

Beauvillier was one of the main pieces that the Canucks got back in the Bo Horvat trade this season. So far, he has been a solid fit for Vancouver, as he had 20 points in 33 games following the move. However, Beauvillier is also entering the final season of his contract, so the Canucks could consider moving him if he has no desire to sign a long-term extension there.

Beauvillier carries a $4.15 million cap hit, so the Canucks would free up a good amount of cap space if they moved him for, say, a second-round pick and prospect. Several teams would likely be interested in the 2015 first-round pick as well, as he is a solid middle-six forward who can play all three forward positions. Alas, we will need to wait and see if he ends up being moved this offseason from here. Some teams who could look to add him include the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, and Detroit Red Wings.

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