Marcus Sorensen – San Jose Sharks
Of all the teams on this list, San Jose was definitely the hardest to find a target on. Their bad contracts like Marc-Edouard Vlasic are all long-term, so a cap dump doesn’t make sense from a Sens perspective. They also lack in prospect depth, so they likely wouldn’t be willing to part with one as they embark on their rebuild. So while Sorensen may not be the best fit for Ottawa, he’s the best we can do.
Originally drafted by Ottawa in the 4th round of the 2010 Entry Draft, Sorensen has become a dependable two-way player in San Jose with some offensive touch, scoring 17 goals in 2018-19. Like almost every Shark, he regressed dramatically this season and as a UFA in 2021, he may not be part of Ottawa’s long term plans. Still, San Jose is just embarking on a rebuild, meaning they’ll be looking to unload veteran players and pending UFAs, so if Ottawa was able to pry Sorensen away for a mid-round pick, he could be an interesting gamble for the team.