Top 20 players fans must know about ahead of the 2024 NHL trade deadline

The 2024 NHL trade deadline season is in full swing following a big move that occurred last night involving Chris Tanev. Here are 20 more names to know.

Jan 16, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) takes to the ice
Jan 16, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) takes to the ice / Brett Holmes-USA TODAY Sports
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Vladimir Tarasenko is an experienced player a serious contender will value

Vladimir Tarasenko won a Stanley Cup in 2019 with the St. Louis Blues, and he helped them take it by scoring 11 goals in 26 contests. If you took that number and stretched it over 82 games, it equals nearly 35 goals, so Tarasenko not only knows what a deep playoff run looks like, but also a successful one. 

Unfortunately for him, his current team, the Ottawa Senators, is going nowhere, but that also doesn’t mean Tarasenko won’t play in a different uniform if the Sens trade him. Experienced teams that are currently in the top two of their respective divisions should be calling Ottawa to work out a deal for the 32-year-old winger, who is still capable of providing sound productivity. 

This season, he has 38 points and 15 goals through 55 games, and he can still give teams top-six minutes. With over 125 power play minutes, Tarasenko could hold even more value for teams that haven’t fared well at 5-on-4, like the Philadelphia Flyers if they buy, the Winnipeg Jets, and the Vegas Golden Knights.

He also brings an edge to his game and has given the Senators outstanding play regardless of whether they are possessing the puck. Tarasenko’s 30 blocks are just 15 away from a career-best, and he’s once again on pace to supersede 70 hits.