1. Travis Hamonic
Since signing a two-year, $6 million contract extension during the offseason, Travis Hamonic has endured a very unsteady campaign.
Just mere months after re-upping with the team, Hamonic considered stepping away from game completely and retiring. This was due to ‘personal matters’, but it certainly was unsettling after just signing an extension. About three weeks later the team announced that Hamonic would take a leave of absence due to said personal matters. Hamonic did return about a week after taking his leave, and reported to the Canucks AHL affiliate in Abbotsford.
Since then, the 31 year old defensemen has only played in nine NHL games, was sent back down to the minors for a short stint, and has been placed on IR where he still remains. If Hamonic can get healthy and back on the ice prior to the deadline, which it appears he should be able to do, Allvin could look to ship him else where in one of his first moves since his hiring.
Hamonic’s reported eight team no-trade clause could provide an obstacle in potential trade talks, however it should be noted that the player can choose to waive this contract obligation at any time.