Sharks Rumors: 3 Potential Trade Destinations for Mikael Granlund

Mikael Granlund had a fantastic bounce-back season for the San Jose Sharks this campaign. After a tough 2022-23 campaign that saw him struggle after being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Granlund showed that he can still be a top-six NHL forward. With San Jose rebuilding, he is a prime trade candidate for this offseason. Let’s go over three teams who could target him now.

Boston Bruins: The Boston Bruins could be in the mix for a player like Granlund this offseason. There is no question that they could use another center in their top nine, and he would give their offense a nice boost. 

New York Islanders: The New York Islanders need to bring in some forwards this offseason. The potential for them to be a real threat is there, but they need far more offensive production. Adding a player like Granlund to their top six would be a good way to get just that.

Washington Capitals: It would not be surprising to see the Washington Capitals look to bring in Granlund this offseason. It’s clear that they need another impactful forward in their middle six, and he would give them that if acquired. He also would work on both of their special team units due to his steady two-way play.

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