3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Tony DeAngelo

The 2024 NHL free-agent class is dwindling down to only a select few who are without contracts for next season and the list includes offensive defenseman Tony DeAngelo.

DeAngelo spent last season with the Carolina Hurricanes where he posted 11 points in 38 games. At 28 years old and a history of producing offense, including two 50-point seasons, DeAngelo will eventually land on his feet this summer.

Here's three potential free-agent destinations for the veteran blueliner:

Minnesota Wild

The Wild will be bargain shopping in the later stages of the offseason and could have DeAngelo on their radar. The Wild's power play was among the league's worst and they had issues producing offense throughout last season. DeAngelo could an affordable option for Bill Guerin who is navigating over $14 million in dead cap space this summer.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers lost Brandon Montour from their right side of their blue line and DeAngelo could be an option to replace some of Montour's offensive production. The Panthers brought in Nate Schmidt, however don't have a ton of options to play the right side next season. Florida has very limited cap space and could only offer DeAngelo the league minimum.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks only have five defensemen signed for next season and Mike Grier has done a fine job adding in some veterans to his roster this summer. The Sharks are still rebuilding but are trying to ensure their young core is set up to have some solid vets in the dressing room. DeAngelo has played in over 370 NHL games and could provide the Sharks with some offense from their blue line next season as they don't have a ton of options to quarter back their power play.

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