Bruins News: Linus Ullmark Addresses Trade Rumors

The season didn't end the way he would have liked, as Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark — the defending Vezina Trophy winner — did not see action in 12 of the team's 13 playoff games, and he was the center of trade rumors at the deadline.

But all of that doesn't deter the goaltender from insisting that he wants to be back in Boston next year, and will invoke his no-trade clause (again) if he must. 

Per Ty Anderson, Ullmark said that "the teams that are on his list are on there for a reason," and that won't be changing. 

Nevertheless, half of the teams in the NHL are still fair game for a trade if the Bruins so desire, but Ullmark would prefer that next season be a "revenge tour" for him in Boston.

"My future here? I got one more year... I wouldn't want anything else than to come back here, get a little bit of a revenge tour. I'm very excited, motivated for what's to come." 

Indeed, he has one season left on a four year $20 million contract at a $5 million cap hit. He currently has a 16-team modified no-trade clause in his contract, which reverts to a 15-team M-NTC in 2024-25.

It's well-known that the Bruins had a trade in place for the 30-year-old netminder at the trade deadline back in March, but he vetoed the deal as it was to one of the teams on his no-trade list.

Ullmark finished the season with a 22-10-7 mark, with a 2.57 goals against average and a .915 save percentage.

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