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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Pavel Buchnevich will help a team that needs one more prolific scorer in the top-six

Don’t expect Buchnevich to go anywhere unless the St. Louis Blues snag some luxurious compensation. The Blues are another one of those bubble teams that can go either way here, so whether they contend or if they play for a lottery pick depends on what they may get out of a player like Buchnevich. 

No one short of a top-tier contender will likely call the Blues. Of that group, only those looking for someone to immediately become a productive asset offensively would be willing to give up at least a couple of A-prospects and a few draft picks to bring in a player who has scored 48 points in 57 games this season. 

Since he arrived in St. Louis, Buchnevich has 80 goals and 191 points in 193 contests, and at 28, he’s still in the middle of his prime. He’s selective with his shots, but when he fires pucks at the net, there is roughly a one-in-six chance they are going in if his 16.8 shooting percentage over the past three seasons is anything to go on. 

It’s also worth mentioning that he has 23 power play goals during his time with the Blues. So, if any top-tier contender needs help on the man advantage, they need to call St. Louis’ front office immediately.