Connor Hellebuyck Linked to Conference Rival

Published August 29, 2023 at 1:53 PM

Any team with a guy like Connor Hellebuyck between the pipes can instantly become a contender for the Stanley Cup.

Hellebuyck is Elite

Ever since signing his six-year, $37 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets five years ago, Connor Hellebuyck has been constantly among the NHL's elite, with no season below a .910 save percentage or above a 3 GAA.

However, as he enters the last year of his current deal, buzz is growing that Hellebuyck may be reluctant to extend his stay in Winnipeg unless he receives a lucrative new contract or gets traded.

He was involved in many trade rumors ever since, but recently, a major development linking him to the Kings is getting more and more attention.



A fresh report by NHL Trade Talk has linked Hellebuyck to the Los Angeles Kings. Given the Kings' competitive ambitions and their evident need for a top-tier goaltender, they emerge as leading candidates to acquire Hellebuyck.

It's possible that Hellebuyck becomes nothing more than an NHL Trade Deadline rental and if that happens, expect the Kings to be keenly interested.

If the Kings were to acquire Hellebuyck, they would not only cement their playoff chances but could also realistically challenge powerhouses like the Oilers and the Golden Knights in a Stanley Cup run.

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Connor Hellebuyck Linked to Conference Rival

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