Colorado Avalanche Should Consider 5 Hurricanes Players

RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 17: Carolina Hurricanes Center Teuvo Teravainen (86) skates with the puck in front pf Colorado Avalanche Center John Mitchell (7) in a regular season NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena on February 17, 2017. Colorado defeated Carolina 2 - 1 in OT. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 17: Carolina Hurricanes Center Teuvo Teravainen (86) skates with the puck in front pf Colorado Avalanche Center John Mitchell (7) in a regular season NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena on February 17, 2017. Colorado defeated Carolina 2 - 1 in OT. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 26: Carolina Hurricanes Winger Teuvo Teravainen (86) skates wit the puck during a game between the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on March 24, 2018. Carolina defeated Ottawa 4-1. (Photo by Greg Thompson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Teuvo Teravainen

Position: Right wing
Shoots: Left
Age: 23
2017-18 Stats: 23 goals, 41 assists (64 points) in 82 games
Career Stats: 55 goals, 95 assists (150 points) in 278 games

Here’s another name I was surprised to see off of Carolina’s no-trade list. Right wing Teuvo Teravainen was second only to Sebastian Aho on the team for points.

The 5-foot-11, 178-pound winger is a little slight, but he’s got so much talent. He’s versatile about making plays and in his position — he can play all three forward positions. Teravainen has some two-way ability but is mostly known for his playmaking. And he skates very well.

As a bonus, Teuvo Teravainen is from Finland, so Mikko Rantanen would be happy.

Teravainen is midway through his two-year bridge contract, which carries a cap hit of $2.86 million. He’ll be RFA next season. Carolina acquired him from the Chicago Blackhawks for a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a third-round pick in the 2017 draft.

I’d love it if the Colorado Avalanche could get a deal like that for Teravainen. But the Hawks were just trying to get Bryan Bickell’s $4 million cap hit off their books and were willing to cough up Teuvo to do it.

Willing to give up: Second- and third-round draft picks, especially those acquired in the Matt Duchene trade, OR a later draft pick and Vladislav Kamenev-level prospect
Line in the sand: First-round draft pick (especially Ottawa’s), Conor Timmins-level prospect