NHL Trade Deadline Odds: Potential Destinations for Andersen and Quick

The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline is less than a month away on April 12. While several forwards like Jack Eichel and Taylor Hall have had their names in trade rumors, the same can be said for a duo of goalies who could be moved by the deadline.

Frederik Andersen and Jonathan Quick have both been involved in trade deadline rumors last some point this season. Andersen will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Meanwhile, after the 2020-21 NHL Season, Quick will still have two more years left on his 10-year, $58 million contract.

Bovada has released odds on possible destinations where the goaltending duo could end up once the NHL Trade Deadline passes. Just keep in mind that starting goalies who have $5+ million cap hits rarely get traded during the regular season, meaning potential deals may happen after the Stanley Cup Playoffs instead.

Where Will Frederik Andersen Play After The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline?

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, March 26

  • Toronto Maple Leafs -500
  • Los Angeles Kings +225
  • Edmonton Oilers +900
  • Washington Capitals +900
  • Carolina Hurricanes +1500

Upon first glance, it seems a bit random that the Toronto Maple Leafs would want to trade their starting goalie. However, his stats are a bit underwhelming this season. He has a 13-8-2 record, along with a 2.91 goals against average and .897 save percentage. Those stats just aren’t good enough for a starting goalie in the NHL, especially with a $5 million cap hit.

To make matters worse for Andersen, backup Jack Campbell has been playing stellar this season. He’s 5-0-0 with a 1.18 GAA and 0.958SV% this season. If he continues playing that way, Campbell may officially steal Andersen’s starting job and they won’t want to pay $5 million for a backup.

It makes sense for the Maple Leafs to trade Andersen if they want to improve their team at the NHL Trade Deadline. Getting rid of Andersen’s cap hit or at least most of it would open up room for Toronto to add a roster player or two.

As it stands, Andersen is likely to remain with the Maple Leafs at -500. However, should he be traded before April 12, the Los Angeles Kings are his likeliest destination. The odds of that happening may increase if Quick gets traded. The Edmonton Oilers (+900) also stand an outside chance, but they may opt to roll with Mike Smith, who’s 11-3-0 for them this season.

Where Will Jonathan Quick Play After The 2021 NHL Trade Deadline?

Odds via Bovada as of Friday, March 26

  • Los Angeles Kings -250
  • Toronto Maple Leafs +225
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +650
  • Washington Capitals +650
  • Edmonton Oilers +750

If the Kings want to move Jonathan Quick by the NHL Trade Deadline, it could be tough. As mentioned before, he has two years left with a $5.8 cap hit and just turned 35 years old in January. If he was still playing like his old self, teams would be lining up for him. In the 2020-21 NHL Season, Quick is 6-6-2, sporting a 2.91 GAA and .898SV%.

Outside of Quick remaining with the Kings, the Maple Leafs (+225) could end up with him. At the end of the day, both teams may just want to swap starting goalies for a fresh start. If Toronto believes that they won’t re-sign Andersen and Quick is a better starter, they could see if the Kings feel the same.

Andersen is also 31 years old, so Los Angeles may prefer the younger option even if it’s only by a few years.

The Penguins (+650), Capitals (+650) and Oilers (+750) remain in the mix for Quick, but each team already has a better goaltending option and could use that money to improve other areas of their team.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.