NHL 2023-24 Prediction: 3 Goaltenders Who Will Be Traded This Season

With the news of Andrei Vasilevskiy hitting the shelve for a couple of months the goalie market across the NHL is going to heat up in a major way. We've showcased forwards and defensemen who we predicted are getting traded this season and now let's focus in the crease.

Here's three goaltenders who we predict will be getting traded this season:

Daniel Vladar, Calgary Flames

This was an easy one as hockey insider Frank Seravalli recently sat down with Flames GM Craig Conroy and Conroy was rather candid about his goaltender situation. While he's very happy with his depth, he knows they can turn their wealth into riches in other areas of their team. Dustin Wolf is NHL ready which means Vladar is the prime candidate to be moved. He's signed for the next two seasons at $2.2 million per year and doesn't hold any trade protection. Last season the 26-year-old posted a 2.91 goals against average in 27 appearances. 

Spencer Martin, Vancouver Canucks

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman mentioned recently the Canucks were busy trying to work out a trade for Martin but couldn't facilitate a deal. He was placed on waivers yesterday, so if someone like Tampa Bay wanted him, it's as easy as a waiver claim. If Martin does go through waivers, look for trade talks to pick up down the road. Martin is a 28-year-old who has appeared in 38 career NHL games including 29 with the Canucks last season.

Anthony Stolarz, Florida Panthers

With Spencer Knight expected to return to the ice for good soon, Stolarz will become expendable in Florida. He signed a one-year deal at $1.1 million after posting a 3.73 goals against average in 19 games last season with the Anaheim Ducks. Stolarz has no trade protection and can be moved at will. At 6-foot-6 the former second rounder is a presence in the crease.

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