3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Anthony Stolarz

Florida Panthers Anthony Stolarz has had a front-row seat during the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs and once the Final wraps up, Stolarz is going to have to quickly turn his attention to finding a new home. With the Panthers having Spencer Knight and Sergei Bobrovsky signed for a combined $14.5 million against the cap. 

Stolarz is coming off a strong season, posting a 16-7-2 record along with a 2.03 GAA and .925 Sv.%. He's one of the best goalies on the market this summer and could secure himself a multi-year deal this offseason. Here's three teams who will likely be interested in signing the 30-year-old netminder:

Winnipeg Jets

Laurent Brossoit appears to be on his way out of Winnipeg and the Jets will need to find a suitable backup to Connor Hellebuyck. Stolarz fits the bill. He hasn't ever played more than 29 NHL games in a season and is best suited for a true back up role as appose to being a 1-B goaltender. Stolarz will be looking for roughly $1.5-2 million per season and this is a figure the Jets can afford this offseason.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings are likely shooting higher than Stolarz with David Rittich their only signed goalie for next season but the reality is, there's several teams who are looking for depth in net and Stolarz could be an interesting fall-back option for the Kings. GM Rob Blake has $20.2 million in cap space this summer and while they've been linked to Jacob Markstrom and Juuse Saros, Stolarz could provide them with an interesting tandem partner for Rittich. Blake is familiar with Stolarz game as he spent five seasons playing in the western conference.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins aren't sold that Tristan Jarry can handle the load and will be looking to bring in someone who can push him next season. Alex Nedeljkovic has yet to be re-signed so Kyle Dubas could be turning his attention to the free-agent market in a couple of weeks. Dubas knows Stolarz from his days in the OHL and familiarity always plays a major role in NHL transactions. Especially with Dubas. Affordable and fills a need, these two could be a match this summer.  

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