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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Adam Henrique will add much-needed depth to a contender if the Ducks trade him

The Anaheim Ducks are another team looking toward the future instead of worrying about pulling off an unprecedented run to the postseason. That said, there are a few names to get familiar with this trade deadline season in Southern California, and Adam Henrique is one of the most prominent. 

Since 2023-24 is the final year of a relatively lucrative contract, contenders looking to trade for him may not need an incredible amount of cap space to bring Henrique in should the Ducks retain a portion. Therefore, there are plenty of potential suitors for a player who would immediately sidle into the second or third line, and to give a contender an adequate scoring threat. 

Henrique hasn’t had much of a chance to showcase what he still offers this season offensively, thanks to the meager 151 goals Anaheim has scored this season, a mark that ranks 30th in the NHL. However, Henrique still has 16 goals and 22 assists on the year, so he has been productive and also physical, with 53 blocks and 57 hits. 

If a team needs help defensively, they should be front-runners to trade for Henrique, as he’s still good at helping a bad team like Anaheim claw their way out of the defensive zone. His 47.9 on the Corsi at 5-on-5 plus a 46.8 Fenwick, despite an offensive zone starting percentage of 41.4, gives us more than enough evidence.