Toronto Maple Leafs: 20 Best NHL Players Without a No-Trade Clause

Deputy commissioner and chief legal officer of the NHL Bill Daly speaks at the podium during the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 at Bridgestone Arena on June 29, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
Deputy commissioner and chief legal officer of the NHL Bill Daly speaks at the podium during the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 at Bridgestone Arena on June 29, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Timo Meier #96 of the New Jersey Devils skates during the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center on March 07, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

#12 – Timo Meier

Timo Meier is a 26-year-old right-winger from Herisau, Switzerland. He was the prized player at the 2023 NHL trade deadline. Meier was acquired at the time by the Devils for a package from the San Jose Sharks that included former Toronto Maple Leafs player Andreas Johnsson. Fabian Zetterlund, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Nikita Okhotiuk, and two first round draft picks were also sent to San Jose.

Meier must have liked the short time he spent in New Jersey because during the draft, he signed an eight year, $70.4M deal to stay with the Devils. That gives Meier an $8.8 cap hit. While there are no restrictions on the contract this year, a no-move clause kicks in next season.

Meier has had three season where he has eclipsed the 30 goal mark. That includes last season where he scored 40 for the first time. In 78 games, split between the Sharks and Devils, Meier also recorded 26 assists, giving him 66 points.

#11 – Kyle Connor

Kyle Connor has been playing left-wing for the Winnipeg Jets for seven years. This past season, he played a full compliment of 82 games where he registered 31 goals and 49 assists for a total of 80 points. That was actually a down season for the 26-year-old from Shelby Township, Michigan.

In the previous year, he won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. Connor was unbelievable. He picked up 93 points, the most he’s ever had in a campaign. in 79 games that year, he scored 47 goals and 46 assists.

Connor has three years remaining on the seven year, $50M deal he signed with the Jets in 2019. He doesn’t have any protections on his contract until July 1, 2024. That’s when he will submit a 10-team no trade list.