Free agent Bissonnette: Agent says 'around 5-6 teams' interested, including Capitals
The NHL's second-most followed player on Twitter remains a free agent, but Paul Bissonnette's agent says there is no shortage of interest in his services.
The Washington Capitals have slightly over $1 million in cap space remaining to fill the final spot on their 23-man roster. They already have some sandpaper in the form of Troy Brouwer, Tom Wilson and Aaron Volpatti, but none of those players have a face-punching resume comparable to Bissonnette's.
"Right now he’s just looking for a good organization where he can contribute more than he’s been able to, to date, in the last couple years in Phoenix," Bissonnette's agent Mark Guy told The Washington Post on Friday. "He wants to be in a position where he can compete for a solid fourth-line position and be a great team guy."
The 29-year-old recorded a career-high eight points in 39 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season, earning $750,000 in the final season of a two-year contract. Guy says Bissonnette would like to be in a situation where he plays "more than two or three minutes a night."
"He understands the process and knows there’s only a limited number of jobs out there, or teams out there, that are looking for players who play his type of role," Guy said. "We've had a lot of good discussions with teams. He’s patient in knowing there’s going to be a right fit for him."