New Jersey Devils: Five Teams Travis Zajac Might Say Yes To

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The New Jersey Devils might be looking to trade one of their longest-tenured players and these are five teams he might say yes to.

The New Jersey Devils have had a roller coaster of a run since Travis Zajac made his NHL debut. They were one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference for many years early in Zajac’s career. For the second half of his tenure, the team has been bottom dwellers. His numbers offensively have dipped over the years, but his two-way game has always been strong.

Zajac and the Devils came close to winning the Stanley Cup in 2012. They were two games away before the Los Angeles Kings took it from them. Things pretty much started to fall off from that point on. Zajac has been a great player in all three zones for his entire NHL career. Now, he is tied with Andy Greene with the title of the longest-tenured player on the team. He has been a great mentor for some of the young players that have come through in recent years. Zajac shows everyone how to play the right way.

Zajac’s time with the New Jersey Devils might be almost done. He has the rest of this year and all of next year left on his deal. He is currently the Devils highest paid forward (up until Nico Hischier’s deal kicks in next season), so moving him might make room for something who can help them improve in other areas. Drafting Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier has also made the other top-six level centers on the team movable. Zajac has a no-trade clause on his contract, so they can’t just trade him anywhere. These are five teams that Travis Zajac might say yes to: