Jake DeBrusk is among the most popular names in the NHL trade rumors sphere after his trade request became public knowledge earlier this week.
The 25-year-old forward has struggled offensively this season with just three goals scored in 18 games, including one goal in his last 14 games.
That said, he has shown flashes of being a top-six forward in the past. DeBrusk averaged 20.6 goals over his first three seasons and has enjoyed some playoff success as well (although not much recently).
Which teams have shown an interest in DeBrusk?
TSN's Darren Dreger reported Tuesday that 12 or more teams "have already checked in on the Jake DeBrusk situation."
Speaking on Insider Trading, Dreger identified a couple of the interested teams.
"I would say the New York Rangers are among the teams that have expressed some interest. You've got the Vancouver Canucks, maybe Montreal, maybe Calgary. Certainly Arizona. Go down the list. Historically speaking, when there's been other Jake DeBrusk trade situations and speculations, the St. Louis Blues have been near the top of that list as well."
The Bruins haven't received a ton of offensive production outside of their superstar first line. So when/if they trade DeBrusk, getting a forward in return would be ideal. If the Bruins have to package another asset (or two) with DeBrusk to acquire that quality forward, so be it.
DeBrusk is in the final year of his contract with a $3.675 million salary cap hit for this season. He'll be a restricted free agent next summer.