5 Potential Trade Destinations Named For Devils RFA Sharangovich

It was revealed recently that the New Jersey Devils have put restricted free agent forward Yegor Sharangovich on the trade block. While still a strong two-way player, his offensive production took a significant dip in his third season. He dropped to just 13 goals and 30 points in 75 games.

There will, however, undoubtedly be a number of teams interested in trying to tap back into that 24-goal potential he flashed in his sophomore season in 2021-22. 

With the help of James Nichols of New Jersey Hockey Now, let's take a look at five potential trade destinations for Sharangovich. 

Colorado Avalanche

With Gabriel Landeskog out once again for the entirety of the upcoming season, the Avs' left-wing depth has taken a hit, and Sharangovich could provide another strong two-way option on the left side, or even an option as a second-line center, which is also something Colorado could be after.

Nashville Predators

New GM Barry Trotz has plenty of draft picks to offer, as well as over $15M in cap space. A two-way forward like Sharangovich would be a nice fit for the Preds. 

San Jose Sharks

Sharangovich is young enough, still just 25, to fit in with the Sharks' next contention window as they continue to "retool."

Seattle Kraken

GM Ron Francis has over $20M in cap space, and they've done a nice job being competitive while distributing the wealth, with no player making more than $5.5M. Sharangovich would fit nicely into that contract structure, with an AVV well below that mark. 

Washington Capitals

The Caps need to improve defensively all over the ice, and the Belarusian forward can certainly help on that front. As Nichols noted, he'd also help inject some youth into the lineup, as the Captials' average age currently stands at just over 31 years old. 

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