Hurricanes Rumors: 3 Offseason Suitors for Brett Pesce

The Carolina Hurricanes have several notable pending unrestricted free agents (UFAs), and one of them is defenseman Brett Pesce. The Hurricanes will likely try to keep him around, but if they cannot agree to a new deal and he hits the free-agent market, there will be a ton of interest in him. Let's go over three specific clubs who could try to land him in this scenario. 

Toronto Maple Leafs: The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to add an impactful right-shot defenseman this offseason. It is an area of weakness for the Leafs, and Pesce would be an answer. He would give their top four a major boost and give them an excellent penalty-killing defender to work with. 

Buffalo Sabres: The Buffalo Sabres are another team to pay attention to when it comes to Pesce. There is no question that they could use some help on the right side of their defense, and Pesce would, of course, give them just that. With that, he would give them an effective veteran to mentor their younger defensemen. 

Dallas Stars: The Dallas Stars have been connected to Pesce in the past, and they certainly could look to add him during the summer because of it. This is especially so if they are unable to re-sign trade deadline acquisition Chris Tanev.

photo credit: © Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports