NHL Rumors: 18-Year Veteran Forward Set To Hit The Open Market

After two seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, veteran player Corey Perry is set to hit the open market once again.

Reports suggest that Perry's tenure with the Lightning has concluded, and he will become a free agent on July 1st.

Despite his age of 38, Perry's desire to continue playing in the NHL remains strong.

He's set to enter his 19th NHL season next year.

There has also been speculation about the possibility of Perry joining the Toronto Maple Leafs.

While he experienced a slight decline in his most recent season, contributing 25 points in 81 games, his track record speaks for itself. In his first season with the Lightning, Perry showcased his value with 40 points and a reputation for scoring crucial goals in high-pressure playoff situations.

As Perry enters the open market, it will be interesting to see what teams express interest in signing the veteran forward.

With his experience, leadership, and ability to contribute consistently from a bottom-six role, Perry's potential signing could provide solid value to a contending team.

It is anticipated that he may sign a one-year contract within the range of $1 million to $2.5 million, making him an appealing option for teams seeking a seasoned player to bolster their roster. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports