3 Potential Trade Partners and Destinations For Oilers Jesse Puljujarvi

Published December 12, 2022 at 1:43 PM

Jesse Puljujarvi, a forward for the Edmonton Oilers, has lost his confidence, and it's time for the Oilers to let go of their former top prospect.

A change of scenery might be beneficial for Puljujarvi, who anticipates that Oilers general manager Ken Holland would bring up trade negotiations with his struggling forward in the days coming up to the March 3rd deadline. Listed below are a few potential stops:


Arizona Coyotes:

Playing some significant minutes for a hockey team that is undergoing reconstruction is the ideal way to restart your career. For Puljujarvi, the Arizona Coyotes are a top trading partner.

They might provide him the change of scenery he needs by playing hockey in a small market with no pressure because they have the cap room to easily effectuate the transaction. A one-for-one trade for Nick Ritchie may be acceptable to both parties.

Anaheim Ducks:

The Ducks are a rebuilding team that needs guys with promise, and they are a good match in this case. With defenseman John Klingberg set to become a free agency after March 3rd, Anaheim is anticipated to be aggressive on the trade market.

There may be a trade to be had here for the Oilers, who are in dire need of another defenseman, and have reportedly been interested in Klingberg at the NHL's trade deadline last year.

Columbus Blue Jackets:

The Blue Jackets are another struggling club trying to quickly rebuild, and they are quite familiar with Puljujarvi. Perhaps having his close buddy Patrik Laine play beside him can inspire some output.

In 28 games prior to Saturday's contest, Puljujarvi had only one goal and six points. Vladislav Gavrikov, a free agent defender, is currently with the Jackets and is anticipated to be moved before the deadline. The Oilers may be interested in the player.
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3 Potential Trade Partners and Destinations For Oilers Jesse Puljujarvi

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