A big name leaves the NHL trade market

Published March 11, 2022 at 2:31 PM

Less than ten days before the trade deadline, in the NHL, another big name is leaving the list of players likely to be traded.

As reported by David Pagnotta and Darren Dreger (two well-known insiders), the Dallas Stars have just agreed on the terms of a contract extension with their veteran forward Joe Pavelski. (a one-season deal worth $5.5 millions)

Pavelski will therefore not be traded by March 21, and that's one less forward on the market.

Pavelski, 37, has an impressive 59 points in 56 games this season in Dallas. (22 goals)

Also recall that earlier this week, TSN's Darren Dreger reported that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen has agreed to a five-year contract with his team, which will earn him $5.1 million per year. (25.5 million in total)

His name has also been removed from the trade market.

Good news for the Montreal Canadiens, because the fewer good players there are available on the market, the more those who are there increase their value.

More details to come...
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