New Jersey Devils Rumors: Wild's Defenseman On Team's Radar

The New Jersey Devils are looking to address their defensive shortcomings this offseason, and one prime candidate who's on their radar and could bolster their blue line is Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild.

Despite a subpar season with the Wild, Dumba's struggles may actually work in the Devils' favor, potentially lowering his asking price.

He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Dumba, a 28-year-old defenseman, had a challenging campaign, registering just four goals and 14 points with a -8 plus/minus rating over 79 games.

However, his previous seasons showcase his ability to contribute offensively and provide a physical presence on the ice. The Devils could view his down year as an opportunity to acquire him at a more affordable cost.

Having spent his entire career with the Minnesota Wild since being drafted seventh overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Dumba brings plenty of experience to the table. While his recent performance may raise questions, the Devils might believe in his potential for a bounce-back season.

Despite his struggles, Dumba remains an intriguing option for New Jersey. His offensive capabilities and physicality could seamlessly integrate into the Devils' defensive system. Additionally, his age aligns with the team's long-term goals, ensuring they acquire a defenseman who can contribute for years to come.

With proper adjustments and support, Dumba could regain his form and significantly contribute to the Devils' quest for success. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports