Vancouver Canucks: Top 15 unrestricted free-agent targets

MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 14: Dwight King
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NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 16: Michael Del Zotto /

No. 2: Michael Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto is a left-handed defenseman who averaged about 20 minutes a night for the Philadelphia Flyers last season. His mobility and offensive capabilities may be good enough to re-ignite the Canucks powerplay under the returning Newell Brown.

Age: 26
Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 195 lbs
2016-17 Stats: 51GP – 6G – 18PTS
2016-17 Salary: $3.875 million

Del Zotto is an all-around mobile defenseman who isn’t perfect defensively but skates well enough to make up for his mistakes. The Canucks have gotten rid of Sbisa and his blunders. Therefore, now may be the time to take on Del Zotto and his occasional mistakes.

He likely makes slightly less than what he got last year and at his age, the Canucks may be willing to add him for a few years. As a very Ben Hutton-esque player, perhaps MDZ would free up Hutton as a potential trade chip.

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