With an amazing draft in the books, the Ottawa Senators still have some needs. If they couldn’t draft it, they will need to look elsewhere. With so many players testing free agency this season, seems like the obvious place to look. Here’s a look at some UFA’s that the Ottawa Senators should target.
The 28 year old RW will get a lot of attention October 9th. After splitting the 2019-2020 season between the LA Kings and the Vancouver Canucks, Toffoli managed to muster up 44 Pts (24G/20A). The Ottawa Senators are desperately needing a bona fide RW, being an Ontario born player, this might help the Sens make their case. Plenty of cap space and can offer longevity.
This is a UFA that takes a minute to warm up to. At 31, Dadonov still has a lot of hockey left in him. The Senators already have a Russian theme going on and they could use a 25+ goal scorer on the RW. Hand the man 3 years at 4.5 million /season, give him performance based incentives and Dadonov is the RW veteran that Ottawa needs. The underrated RW continuously finds himself in the 60-70 point class and doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
Ottawa is now rich with defensemen. That being said, some aren’t ready for the NHL just yet. After drafting Jake Sanderson, Ottawa’s future looks even brighter on the blue line however, there’s still many inconsistencies and question marks looming. How will Christian Wolanin bounce back? Is Christian Jaros ready for the NHL? Will Artem Zub work out? Travis Hamonik brings a big body, veteran presence on and off the ice and can help mentor the very young defence core. Hamonic would likely fetch around 3.5 million per season.