#2: Sonny Milano
Sonny Milano put up career-high numbers with the Anaheim Ducks last season. The winger (He can play both left and right) scored 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 66 games.
He’ll want a raise from his 1.7 million dollar contract. It will probably be just a little over two million dollars and likely on a one-year deal.
Milano was originally drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets 16th overall in 2014. Given how high he was drafted, you could say he has become a disappointment.
However, Milano has proved to be a useful NHLer in a bottom-six role. Milano would provide speed and creativity to the Canucks lineup. He also was good defensively for the Ducks last season.
The underlying numbers also show Milano was very good last season. Why wasn’t he qualified by the Ducks? Maybe they didn’t want to take him to arbitration.
A playmaking winger with speed would really benefit the Canucks bottom six and would provide them with a boost of secondary scoring.
#3: Haydn Fleury
Haydn Fleury is left-handed but can also play on the right side.
Fleury played 36 games with the Seattle Kraken last season and put up two goals and two assists. He was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes seventh overall in 2014 and did not live up to his potential.
However, he has stuck around in the NHL as a bottom-pairing defenceman. Fleury isn’t a puck-moving defenceman and won’t put up big offensive numbers but he is effective at both ends of the rink.
He would provide defensive depth for the Canucks and it would be worth kicking tires.