Sheng Peng of NBC Sports reports the Sharks are seeking a second round pick for Reimer’s services and he could fetch that price at some point as the 2022-23 NHL season moves along.
Reimer had a solid season last year on a below average Sharks team. He posted a 19-17-10 record with a .911 save percentage, 2.90 goals against average and one shutout.
Reimer does own a five team modified no-trade clause.
3 Teams that could make a James Reimer trade
Vegas Golden Knights
With the NHL injury news that Robin Lehner is out for the year with hip surgery, the Vegas Golden Knights will be seeking a #1 goalie that will hopefully make them playoff contenders.
Montreal Canadiens goalie Jake Allen is choice #1, but if a trade for Allen does not pan out, James Reimer is a solid plan B option.
If NHL trade rumors are true and Jake Allen is traded to the Vegas Golden Knights, the Habs might look for a mentor to help guide Samuel Montembeault and Cayden Primeau until they are ready for #1 goalie duties.
James Reimer would be the perfect fit for the Canadiens.
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils are done rebuilding and want to make the playoffs.
The Devils traded for Washington Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek hoping he will be their #1 goalie for years to come.
If Vanecek struggles to start the NHL season, the Devils could look to the Sharks and James Reimer for some insurance.