NHL Trade Bait Tracker with just 5 days until the deadline

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Jan 30, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin (31) makes a save on a shot by Seattle Kraken defenseman Mark Giordano (5) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Trade Bait Tracker for the upcoming NHL Trade Deadline has been updated courtesy of The Daily Goal Horn.

The top 35 NHL Trade Targets are ranked here for the March 21 deadline date.

Since we updated the list on March 14, there’s been more changes as Josh Manson has been taken off the board after being traded. Claude Giroux remains the top target with Ben Chiarot and Mark Giordano right behind him.

Another big piece of news involved Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun, who was injured in his last game on Saturday. He will be out 2-4 weeks but teams are still expected to make a move for him.

Trading has already begun this week with more expected before Monday.

NHL Trade Bait Tracker

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Apr 22, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers tries to keep the puck from Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers in the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

DGH rankings are based on two factors:

  • The likelihood a player will be traded by March 21, 2022
  • Impact they will have if traded

Stick with us until the trade deadline passes, as we will update this list often.

RankPlayer (Team)POSAGESTATUS/AAVLINKED TO:
1Claude Giroux (PHI) C34UFA/$8.275MCOL, FLA, STL
2Ben Chiarot (MTL)D30UFA/$3.5MSTL, FLA, CGY
3Mark Giordano (SEA)D38UFA/$6.75MCGY, FLA, NYR
4Rickard Rakell (ANA)RW28UFA/$3.8MNYR, TOR, COL
5Marc-Andre Fleury (CHI)G37UFA/$7MWSH, TOR COL
6Phil Kessel (ARI)RW34UFA/$6.8MPIT, BOS, NYR
7Max Domi (CBJ)F26UFA/$5.3MTOR, EDM, BOS
8Justin Braun (PHI)D35UFA/$1.8MCGY, BOS, FLA
9Colin Miller (BUF)D29UFA/$3.875MCGY, NYR, EDM
10Jakob Chychrun (ARI)D233 YEARS/$4.6MANA, LAK, NYI
11Calle Jarnkrok (SEA)F30UFA/$2MPIT, NYR, TOR
12Calvin de Haan (CHI)D30UFA/$4.55MCGY, BOS, FLA
13Owen Tippet (FLA)F23RFA/$863KPHI, SEA
14Jake DeBrusk (BOS)LW25RFA/$3.675MSEA, EDM, NYR
15Vitali Kravtsov (NYR)RW22RFA/$925KVAN, OTT, VGK
16Pavel Zacha (NJD)C24RFA/$2.25MVAN, WSH, NSH
17Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ)G27UFA/$2.8MWSH, EDM, COL
18Tyler Motte (VAN)F27UFA/$1.225MTBL, WSH, NYR
19John Klingberg (DAL)D29UFA/$4.25MCAR, TOR, FLA
20Alexandar Georgiev (NYR)G26RFA/$2.425MVKG, EDM, NJD
21Zdeno Chara (NYI)D44UFA/$750KBOS, TBL, TOR
22Andrew Copp (WPG)F27UFA/$3.64MWSH, PIT, BOS
23Reilly Smith (VGK)RW30UFA/$5MNSH, NYR, WSH
24Lawson Crouse (ARI)F24RFA/$1.53MBOS, NJD, MTL
25Nick Leddy (DET)D30UFA/$5.5MCGY, FLA, TOR
26Paul Stastny (WPG)C36UFA/$3.75MNYR, STL, CGY
27Brock Boeser (VAN)F26RFA/$5.875MBOS, FLA, WSH
28Marc Staal (DET)D35UFA/$2MTOR, FLA, CAR
29Hampus Lindholm (ANA)D28UFA/$5.2MTOR, CAR, FLA
30P.K. Subban (NJD)D32UFA/$9MBOS, FLA, CGY
31Jacob Middleton (SJS)D26RFA/$725KBOS, FLA, CAL
32Nick Paul (OTT)F26UFA/$1.35MCAL, EDM, VGK
33Nils Lundkvist (NYR)D212 YEARS/$925KVAN, MTL, BUF
34Artturi Lehkonen (MTL)F26RFA/$2.3MNYR, NJD, MIN
35Ryan Carpenter (CHI)F31UFA/$1MNSH, NYR, CAL