It’s July 1st, happy free agency day!
What?… It is?… Tampa hasn’t won yet?………. July 28th!?!
As it turns out, free agency day is still four weeks away, but today is still July 1st, so we’ll keep with tradition and focus on who the Golden Knights could potentially be going after when the time comes later in the month.
Here are five pending unrestricted free agents that could make sense to ink contracts and don shiny gold jerseys on the Strip next season.
Center, Florida Panthers
The long-time Columbus Blue Jacket took a one-year “prove it” deal with the Panthers last summer and proved he’s a good player but not one that should completely break the bank. He scored 17 goals while playing all 56 games and added one more in Florida’s short playoff run.
He’s a defensively responsible center that could certainly thrive a bit more being put in a role where he’s playing with a guy like Alex Tuch. A few years ago Wennberg racked up 59 points including 21 power-play assists.
Oh, and he’s very good friends with William Karlsson.