Report: Bruins, Oilers, Penguins, Canucks among teams interested in Ferland
"The list is longer, but Boston, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver are among those interested in Micheal Ferland," Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported in the latest edition of his 31 Thoughts column.
Ferland would add significant forward depth to clubs like the Bruins and Penguins and could easily slot into a top-six role with the Oilers and Canucks.
The 26-year-old is in his first season with the Hurricanes after the Calgary Flames traded him at last year's draft in a deal that also sent Dougie Hamilton and defensive prospect Adam Fox to Raleigh in exchange for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm.
Ferland is in the midst of a strong campaign, posting 13 goals - tied for second on the club behind Sebastian Aho - and 25 points in 39 games. He ranks first among Hurricanes players with 2.9 hits per game, second in power-play goals (5), and second in game-winning goals (3).
His modest cap hit of $1.75 million should also be enticing to potential buyers.
The rugged winger is in the final year of a two-year contract and will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.