Report: Edmonton Oilers could be targeting 14-year Veteran via trade

BY TOM BANKS    AUGUST 20, 2023  (4:07 PM)
The Edmonton Oilers have one of the most stacked offensive groups in the NHL, but with a lack of depth showing itself in the playoffs, it appears they're still looking to make some moves ahead of training camp.

Another veteran



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This summer, we've seen the Oilers linked to veterans like Patrick Kane, while bringing in the likes of Brandon Sutter and Sam Gagner, but this latest link would be a big time move.


According to Allan Mitchell of The Athletic, Edmonton could look to trade for 14-year veteran Adam Henrique of the Anaheim Ducks.

Henrique of the Anaheim Ducks is close to an ideal candidate. He carries a cap hit of $5.825 million, which could be problematic but is not insurmountable. Henrique plays 35 percent of his five-on-five time versus elites according to Puck IQ. His possession number relative to teammates is strong against all opponents, including elites. Henrique's expected goal share five-on-five (45.4 percent) looks poor, but shines like a diamond (No.1) compared to other Ducks centres.

A solid contributor



While he's now 33-years of age, Henrique was still a great contributor for Anaheim a season ago, with 22 goals and 37 points on a less than stellar Ducks team.

Whether this move comes before the season or at the trade deadline, it's the type of cheap deal that could help this team in a big way, so keep your eyes on Edmonton and the veteran trade market going forward.

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