1. Andre Burakovsky, LW – Washington Capitals
Of the five players on this list, Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky is probably the most likely to become a Dallas Star by the time the trade deadline passes.
Per The Athletic’s Sean Shapiro, the Stars and Capitals have been scouting each other a lot, and Burakovsky could be involved.
Burakovsky, who was drafted in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, has recorded 132 points (56 G, 76 A) for the Capitals in his career.
Like Silfverberg, Burakovsky has played in the postseason in every year since he joined the NHL—most notably last season, when the Washington Capitals raised the Stanley Cup for the first time in team history—and has 16 points in 49 postseason games played in his career.
Even though the Capitals are in second place in the Metropolitan Division—and are defending Stanley Cup Champions—they could throw their hat in the ring and make a deal by Feb. 25.
This season, Burakovsky has just 12 points (6 G, 6 A) in 44 games, and will most likely not reach his 25 point season that he had in 2017-18. Burakovsky is capable of putting up a 30+ point season; in fact, he’s done it twice, in the 2015-16 season and the 2016-17 season.
At 23-years-old, the Austrian is in his final year of a two-year bridge contract he signed with the Capitals in July 2017. With a cap hit of $3 million, he wouldn’t be too expensive for the Stars to make room for and can add a good return on investment for the Dallas Stars’ playoff aspirations.
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