New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald is looking into rebuilding the teams defensive corps. NHL trade rumors are starting to float around that Fitzgeald is shopping P.K. Subban.
Subban is a year away from unrestricted free agent eligibility. Subban, 32, carries a $9 million/year cap hit and if a trade were to happen the Devils will likely have to absorb some of Subban’s cap hit.
Subban, seemed to get new life in the Lindy Ruff system. He got to be a threat on the power play last season, and his speed is still better than most defensemen in the league despite losing a step to a career’s worth of injuries. He will definitely not a detriment to a team that makes a trade for him.
Rumors also have the Devils protecting Subban in the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. New Jersey would rather trade Subban, rather than lose him for nothing even though it will free up $9 million in cap space.