3 Goalies Who Could Be Traded During 2024 Offseason

The 2024 offseason is expected to be a busy one on the trade market as there's a several players around the league that need a change of scenery, but more specifically a few goaltenders who haven't met recent expectations and could be on the way out.

While we saw multiple goaltenders moved ahead of the March 9 trade deadline this season, the movement will continue at the NHL Entry Draft in June and into free-agency opening up in July. Here's three netminders to keep an eye on as prime trade candidates this summer:

Tristan Jarry

What a difference a year can make. After Jarry was signed to a five-year extension at the beginning of last summer, he's recently lost the starting job in Pittsburgh to Alex Nedeljkovic with no end in site. The Penguins are on a heater and Jarry's been watching from the bench. There was some speculation that his name came up at the trade deadline involving the LA Kings once they missed out on Linus Ullmark, but nothing materialized, These talks could pick back up after this season. Jarry's due $5.3 million through the 2027-28 season and owns a 12-team modified no-trade clause. His last seven Stanley Cup Playoff games has seen him produce an .885 Sv.%. Not good enough then, and not good enough now, Jarry's a prime trade target this summer.

John Gibson

Another season of trade speculation and no action, could this summer finally be it for Gibson in Anaheim? Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli stirred the pot this season, as the Gibson trade rumors took off in a major way after the hockey insider stated his Ducks' career was likely over. No deal before this season's trade deadline but that could change at the NHL Entry Draft. Gibson's owed $6.4 million for three more seasons and has a modified 10-team no-trade clause. Look for the Kings to sniff around their rivals, as well as the Buffalo Sabres. 

Elvis Merzlikins

While Merzlikins has stuck it out after the trade deadline in Columbus, he made it loud and clear to management, he'd prefer to be traded. The 29-year-old lost his starting job this season and now resides on a Blue Jackets team that is carrying three goaltenders. He has three seasons left on his deal at $5.4 million AAV and holds a 10-team modified no-trade clause. At this point Merzlikins would likely take anywhere else. Look for trade talks to pick up this summer as any and everything is on the table for the Blue Jackets as they look to blow up their roster. 

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