Brenden Dillon from the Winnipeg Jets to the Toronto Maple Leafs
Weight: 225 lbs
Cap Hit: $3,900,000 until 2024
With 75 games of playoff experience, Brenden Dillon has more playoff experience than anyone on this list and more playoff experience than anyone on the Toronto Maple Leafs besides Jason Spezza.
He’s was part of a couple great runs with the San Jose Sharks making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2016 and the Conference Finals in 2019.
Dillon is among the top 15 NHL defensemen with 115 hits so far this season, would be one of the Toronto Maple Leafs top shot blockers and has relatively few giveaways.
He could play with Jake Muzzin on a shutdown pair, but one of them would have to play on their off side.
The Winnipeg Jets are another team with an uncertain future. They’re pretty far from a playoff spot right now, but they may see themselves as a team that’s only a few pieces away from real progress.