The Los Angeles Kings could move a lot to get Connor Hellebuyck.
What if the Los Angeles Kings just have to give up some volume for Connor Hellebuyck? That could be the case as the Winnipeg Jets may be looking to move him for a ton of future assets.
He is a 30-year-old goaltender with only one year left on his deal. That does take down some value for him despite being about as good as any goaltender in the NHL for most of the last five years.
Alex Laferriere and Francesco Pinelli are both good prospects in the Los Angeles system right now. Neither of them was a first-round pick but they were a third and second-rounder respectively.
The future draft picks (third and seventh) would be on Winnipeg to take advantage of but that is how you rebuild.
Stockpiling tons of picks for these guys could really help them get the farm built back up so they can think about contending again in a couple of years.
It would be a blockbuster type of trade in the NHL if Hellebuyck was moved to any team. If he hit this great LA team, they’d be feeling really good about themselves coming into 2023-24.