NHL Rumors: 6 Teams Linked to Chandler Stephenson

Chandler Stephenson is one of the top free agent forwards who could hit the market this offseason. The Vegas Golden Knights are going to try to get him re-signed, but there is a good chance that he will hit the market, as he is due for a big raise.

Due to this, NHL insider David Pagnotta named the Boston Bruins, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes, and Nashville Predators as six clubs who could look to sign Stephenson this offseason.

There is no question that each of these teams could use a player like Stephenson in their top six. This is because he is not only an impactful player offensively, but he is also very solid defensively. Because of this, he would work in all situations for these clubs. 

However, given his importance to the Golden Knights, there is no question that they should work hard to get him re-signed. It will be hard to replace him if he walks, but time will tell if they can work things out financially. 

Stephenson, 30, appeared in 75 games this season with the Golden Knights, where he had 16 goals to go along with 51 points. He also had back-to-back 60-plus point seasons in 2021-22 and 2022-23.

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