Biggest Fantasy Relevant Offseason Moves

Biggest Fantasy Relevant Offseason Moves

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the start of the 2020-21 NHL campaign, there were plenty of big names on the move this offseason both via trades and free-agent signings. A change of scenery can both help and hurt a player's fantasy value, so let's take a look at some of this year's biggest offseason moves and how they might impact each skater's production during the upcoming campaign.

Trades

Matt Murray – Traded to the Senators

The emergence of Tristan Jarry in Pittsburgh made Murray expendable, and Ottawa jumped at the chance to acquire the two-time Stanley Cup champion in exchange for a second-round pick and a prospect in October. Now locked up on a four-year, $25 million contract, Murray will be the main man in net for a Sens squad that likely won't be ready to seriously compete for a few more years. Still, Ottawa should be a little better in 2020-21, and Murray will have minimal competition for playing time with Marcus Hogberg projected to enter the season as his backup. Don't expect impressive figures in GAA or save percentage from Murray this year, but he'll be getting a ton of work, and should pick up enough wins to make him a solid No. 3 option in fantasy leagues.

Devan Dubnyk - Traded to the Sharks

Dubnyk was awful for Minnesota last season, but he'll have a chance to bounce back with a fresh start after being traded to the Sharks this offseason. Martin Jones will still presumably enter the

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Kyle Riley
Kyle is RotoWire's NHL Editor and has been covering all things hockey for the website since 2015. He's an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and a proud UW-Madison alum.
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