Vancouver Canucks: Top 15 unrestricted free-agent targets

MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 14: Dwight King
MONTREAL, QC - MARCH 14: Dwight King /
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MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 14: Dwight King /

No. 12: Dwight King

Forward Dwight King, the former Los Angeles King, is coming off of a 16-point season. That career-low number might scare teams away despite the fact that King has just entered his prime years.

Age: 27
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 229 lbs
2016-17 Stats: 80GP – 9G – 16PTS
2016-17 Salary: $1.95 million

King is a fantastic checking forward and with the size he possesses, he would be a great bottom-six pickup for the Canucks. A small red flag here would be that his skating is not great and he has not much offensive output.

But since King makes his living battling in the corners and in front of the net, that should not be a problem too big for the Canucks to stomach. Plus, the career-low production last season would perhaps let Vancouver sign King to a cheaper contract. He didn’t have a great postseason either, without a point to show for in six games. But the Canucks don’t need to worry about the playoffs anytime soon.