Stats: 42GP 6G 9A 15PTS
Cost of Acquisition: Mid-Range
If there’s any player on this list that is a realistic get, it’s Pageau. Elliotte Friedman mentioned that the Penguins are “looking hard” at Pageau. The 25 year-old still has two years on his contract after this one at a very affordable $3.1M cap hit. Pageau is a defensive-minded center. He’s not going to blow you away with his offensive skill, and he’s certainly not the glamorous add that fans salivate over at the deadline. However, Pageau thrived in last year’s playoffs where he recorded 8 goals and 19 points in 10 games.