Power Ranking New Jersey Devils Goalie Targets

The New Jersey Devils are reportedly in on multiple goalie trade targets, including John Gibson and Jacob Markstrom. Who should the Devils put at the top of their list?

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2. Kaapo Kahkonen
San Jose Sharks

This is another relatively new name on the market, but Kaapo Kahkonen has been good for the San Jose Sharks this season despite being on the worst team in the NHL. He has a .915 save percentage at 5v5 and a .900 save percentage in all situations. His penalty kill save percentage is not great, but that might be a product of the team in front of him.

The Sharks have been on the PK for 214 minutes. Only three teams have been down a more for longer. Their xGA on the PK according to Natural Stat Trick is 33, which is third worst in the league. We can keep going through stats, but just know almost all of them are near or at the bottom of the league.

With the Devils looking at the market as a whole, this is one of the few cheaper acquisitions that has serious upside. Kahkonen might actually be good. He might just be on the wrong team. He showed promise early in his career with the Minnesota Wild, but he couldn't get a starting job.

Kahkonen does have a risky contract for what he is. He's making close to $3 million this season, but that's just for this year. If the Devils want to find a piece for this year, hope Nico Daws or Akira Schmid might be the playoff answer, and then address this in the offseason when the prices might drop, this would be the move to make.