2. Tanner Pearson
Canucks winger Tanner Pearson is a player who has endured very inconsistent patches of play during his time with the franchise. When initially acquired from Pittsburgh during the 2018-19 season, Pearson became a very valuable asset over the following 12 months.
With 21 goals and 24 assists in 69 games during the shortened 2019-20 season, the Kitchener, Ontario product looked like a key part of the Canucks future. Unfortunately, Pearson’s play over the last season and a half have looked nothing like his first full year with the team. 36 points over 91 games is all he’s been able to generate offensively and his three-year, $9.75 million extension given to him in April looks like a massive issue for the Canucks new front office as they move forward.
Pearson did win a Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2014, and his good playoff performances throughout his career could provide extra value to a contending team looking to make a run in the postseason.