The San Jose Sharks played their last home game before the Feb. 24 NHL trade deadline. Brenden Dillon has been linked towards a playoff contender with a potential trade coming up, and the defenceman broke down in tears when asked about it post-game.
Brenden Dillon might become an unrestricted free agent of the season, with his five year 16,3 million dollar contract expiring.
The defenceman has put up 14 points in 59 games this season. The Sharks will almost certainly miss the Stanley Cup playoffs, with the team being 12 points out with 23 games to play.
At the same time, trade rumors surrounding Dillon beginning to rise.
Prior to the Tyler Toffoli trade, with the Kings’ forward heading to Vancouver, Sportsnets Insider Iain MacIntyre talked about the chance of Dillon being traded to the Canucks.
”He has a lot of hockey left in him. He’s still going to be expensive to acquire but he would be a good fit for their bottom pair. And also, because he’s a Vancouver kid, they would have a reasonable change to resign him with a number that they could live with”, Canucks Insider Iain MacIntyre said.
Brenden Dillon spoke with the media post-game last night after the Sharks’ 5-3 loss. As he got a question about a potential trade involving him, he teared up.
“I don’t know, we’ll kind of see what happens.,” Dillon said. “But, you know, I like being here. Try to play hard every night. It’s kind of out of my control.”
Brenden Dillon has played 438 games with the Sharks.