CHICAGO — Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is looking to address his goaltending needs.
The Canucks need help on the back end, and one of the options could be veteran goaltender Connor McEwen.
McEwen is a former No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
He spent his first two seasons in Vancouver, posting a record of 26-16-5 with a 2.29 goals-against average and .913 save percentage.
He has spent the last four seasons in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.
With the Canucks looking for goaltending help, the club is likely to part ways with McEwan, who has six seasons of service time under his belt.
McDavid, 23, has two years left on his current contract, but the Canucks are not expected to extend his deal.
They could use a goaltender to help fill out their net with young players.
The team could also use a depth piece in free agency.
It’s a trade that could be done this season, according to the Associated Press.
The Vancouver Canucks are looking to add more depth on the goaltending front, with general manager and vice president of hockey operations Jim Benned on his way to the trade deadline.
Benning has been linked to several potential deals with other teams this offseason, including the Anaheim Ducks and Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Associated Press reports that the Canucks would like to trade for McEwens services, but it’s not clear how they would do it.
The deadline is a difficult time for teams, and a trade deadline could be the final piece to a blockbuster trade.
There’s a lot to be done, but Benning will be in the market for more goaltending depth.