3 free agents the Vegas Golden Knights can steal from the Atlantic Division

With the free agency period coming up, the Vegas Golden Knights can replenish their team for next season.
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Danton Heinen, LW, Boston Bruins

Now here's a cheaper option for the Vegas Golden Knights to consider is Danton Heinen of the Boston Bruins. The winger notched 17 goals and 19 assists this season, making him a valuable second line member. He'd be an affordable depth piece for the Golden Knights, giving Vegas more scoring options.

That would be especially helpful considering the excess loss at the forward position during this free agency period. Heinen fits well in either wing position and skates the full length of the ice. His skating speed makes him valuable for teams like Vegas, which rely heavily on, well, being heavy.

However, there are some causes for concern with getting the 28-year-old. For one, he doesn't have much of a presence on the power play, only scoring one goal and one assist in 74 games this season. Heinen is also a bit lanky, weighing in at 195 lbs. If he can add some strength, he can become a vital part of Bruce Cassidy's team and win more puck battles.

Still, Danton Heinen's speed alone should make him a worthy free agent for the Golden Knights to consider. Considering cap space is tight and Vegas will be missing key players next season, it's worth taking a shot on the current Bruins winger. With some minor adjustments, Heinen can be worth the bang for Vegas's buck.