Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 Trade Deadline Targets: Goaltenders

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Kaapo Kahkonen

Speaking of being cheaper than Juuse Saros, Kaapo Kahkonen is on an expiring contract making only $2.75 million.

He has been relatively steady on a San Jose Sharks team that has been anything but. At only 27 years old, Kahkonen is interesting for a few reasons. As I mentioned before, he’s cheap and a UFA after this year.

If the price is right, he could be an intriguing option to help stabilize the Leafs net and a player they could re-sign in the offseason to tandem with one of Samsonov or Woll. 

The fears with Kahkonen are his unproveness, unlike Saros and Markstrom who have both been in the league for nearly a decade, Kahkonen first played an NHL game in 2019-20 and has yet to reach 150 in his career. All Stats Via and
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Throughout that time, he has seen his fair share of inconsistency from year-to-year.


Even if he were to be solely a rental, he is quite cheap from a cap standpoint and could help to solidify a position that has seen it’s ups and downs this season. Also at 27, he is still young in the world of NHL goaltending and could prove to be a sound investment before he breaks out.