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TRADE TARGET | Young Wild defenceman expected to be moved this summer, an option for Allvin?

Published June 12, 2023 at 8:59 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

The Vancouver Canucks would like to make some additions to their roster this summer, but in order to do so, they'll need to clear some cap space. That might be easier said than done, especially with next season's salary cap only going up by $1 million.

Among the areas Patrik Allvin and the Canucks would like to improve on is on the blueline. At the trade deadline, they acquired Filip Hronek and now they could have their eyes on a young defenceman who's expected to be moved by the Minnesota Wild this summer.

During their recent trade board article, the writers over at The Athletic are reporting that the Minnesota Wild will be looking to move 23-year-old Calen Addison in the off-season.

"The Wild will also be looking this offseason to trade young defenseman Calen Addison (who moves up to No. 15 on the trade board), and if things go haywire with negotiations with RFA Brandon Duhaime (26), he could be sent to a new area code soon, too."



Addison, a native of Brandon (Manitoba), spent the entire 2022-23 season with Minnesota appearing in 62 games. In those 62 games, Addison had 29 points (three goals, 26 assists), 22 penalty minutes and was a minus-17.

The right-shot defenceman is set to become a restricted free agent this summer after completing the third and final year of his entry-level contract. Addison has a qualifying offer of $878,500 and it's likely that the Wild issue one to him because if they didn't he could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. Issuing him a qualifying offer allows the Wild to retain his rights and would help them get more time to work out a deal with another team.

Should Allvin and the Canucks try to acquire Calen Addison? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below!

Source: The Athletic
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TRADE TARGET | Young Wild defenceman expected to be moved this summer, an option for Allvin?

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