#7 Scott Wedgewood – Dallas Stars
2021-22 Stats: .910 SV%, 3.14 GAA, 13-15-6
Last Contract: $825,000
Potential Next Season: Back-up Goalie/Tandem Goaltender
Last season was a bit of a break-out season for Scott Wedgewood. He appeared in 37 games for the New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes and Dallas Stars which is the most games he’s played in a season thus far in his career.
Up until now, he’s been a third string goalie trying to prove he can stick in the NHL, and he seemed to have proven himself last season.
The majority of his games were played on a terrible Coyotes team and he still managed a .911 save percentage in 28 games with Arizona.
With a better Dallas team, he managed a .913 save percentage in eight appearances, so I’d imagine he’d have even better numbers with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
With only 77 career games under his belt, he’s still relatively unproven, so his price tag shouldn’t increase too much as a free agent. He also hasn’t had any major injuries in his career.
He is relatively unproven but would still be an excellent candidate as a very inexpensive back-up in Toronto with the potential to take on a lot of games if the Toronto Maple Leafs starter goes down with an injury.