Jake DeBrusk on the move to Canada?

Jake DeBrusk on the move to Canada?

Two Canadian teams emerge as front-runner for the forward:

Chris Gosselin

Changes will be coming to the Boston Bruins, and amongst the many decisions that need to be taken, one targets forward Jake DeBrusk, who once wanted out of Boston, only now hoping to stay put. But according to Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic, that is not likely to happen because he strongly believes DeBrusk won’t be ask to return as he remains without a contract for next season.

The Fourth Period has reported that three teams could be interested in signing DeBrusk, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings.

“If DeBrusk hits the open market as a free agent in July, several teams in need of a physical top-six forward will be calling, with suitors like the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs potentially in the mix.”

The Oilers have always been in the mix when it comes to DeBrusk seeing that he is an Edmonton native and dad Louie not only played for the franchise, but is now a member of the broadcast team. With Edmonton looking to add another top-six winger, they are likely to be a contender to watch.

However, the Maple Leafs are going to make significant progress this summer and an impactful winger like DeBrusk could be what Toronto needs.

As for the Kings, rumours have emerged that Viktor Arvidsson could hit the market and Los Angeles will look for added power in their top six and could find the answer in DeBrusk.

The winger is coming off a two-year, $8 million contract and could be in line for a decent-sized raise, one that Boston might not want to afford now that the Bruins can make monster moves with over $21 million in salary cap space.

DeBrusk put up 11 points in 13 playoff games, after recording 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points in 80 regular-season games this season. Where will he cash in and play next season?

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