(37) Bo Horvat – VAN (Age: 25/Cap Hit: $5.50M/3 Years Left)
The Vancouver Canucks captain does not have eye-popping stats or elite-level skills, but is still amongst the most valuable commodities in the league.
Bo Horvat was selected ninth overall in the 2013 draft by Vancouver and has put up 120 career goals and 275 points in 446 games played. His numbers have improved each season in the league, and he has been incredibly durable.
The 2020 playoffs showed what a force the London native could be after he recorded 10 goals in 17 contests. At a cap hit of just $5.5 million for the next three seasons, Vancouver has a fantastic contract and player on the books.
(36) Brock Boeser – VAN (Age: 23/Cap Hit: $5.875M/2 Years Left)
From one Vancouver Canuck to another, Brock Boeser is another reason the team’s future is so bright. After being selected with the 23rd pick in the 2015 draft, he has recorded 161 points in 197 career games.
Still just 23 years old, Boeser is a force for the Canucks. His advanced statistics show a player who is strong on the puck and a positive presence at both ends of the ice.
Boeser is signed for two more seasons at $5.875 million per year and should be a star on the Canucks for years to come.
(35) Teuvo Teravainen – CAR (Age: 26/Cap Hit: $5.4M/4 Years Left)
Teuvo Teravainen’s inclusion on the list is partly due to his consistently strong play and partly due to his team-friendly contract. Make no mistake; the Finn is a great talent and strong producer for Carolina.
In 428 career games, Teravainen has put up 289 points. He was drafted 18th overall by the Blackhawks in 2012, but did not quite get it going and was shipped to Carolina in 2016.
Teravainen has found a home in Carolina along with the Canes’ other top forwards and has been vital in the last two postseasons. Paying him just $5.4 million over the next four seasons is excellent value for Carolina.
(34) Aleksander Barkov – FLA (Age: 25/Cap Hit: $5.9M/2 Years Left)
At just 25 years of age, Barkov is the captain of the Florida Panthers and one of their elite players. The former second overall pick has steadily improved over his career and has 407 points in 479 games played.
The Finn is responsible in his end, with a career plus-32 rating. He does a bit of everything for Florida and will make $5.9 million over the next two seasons. After that, Barkov will be due a significant raise from the Panthers.