Three Defensemen Likely to Be Traded in the Near Future Per Experts

Published September 16, 2023 at 2:45 PM

The NHL season is almost upon us, but according to experts at The Athletic, the big moves could potentially continue over the coming weeks.

Three names on the move?


In their latest piece, The Athletic writers have identified three defensemen around the league that could be on the move as we head into the 2023-24 NHL season.

Those three names are Alec Martinez of the Vegas Golden Knights, Connor Timmins of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Pierre-Oliver Joseph of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Moves incoming?

All three players bring something different to the table, and for three teams looking at deep playoff runs in 2023, a move would make complete sense for salary cap purposes.

Whether or not they'll be on the move before the season is unknown at this point, but with injuries, dips in form and so many other factors going into a season, there's no doubt these are three names to keep an eye on.

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Three Defensemen Likely to Be Traded in the Near Future Per Experts

Which of these players is most likely to be traded?

Martinez637.5 %
Timmins425 %
Joseph637.5 %
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