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

The Central Division has always been one of hockey's tougher divisions. It could also provide a talent pool the Vegas Golden Knights need for their team.
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Jason Zucker, LW, Nashville Predators

Jason Zucker had a decent year with the Nashville Predators this season, scoring 14 goals and 18 assists. Originally from the now-defunct Arizona Coyotes, the Newport Beach, California native is a nice forward depth piece from a scoring perspective. He's also not afraid to get physical, knocking people around (197 hits in 2022-23). Zucker was also an instrumental part of Nashville's physical identity this season, laying out 24 people in 18 games.

The former member of the Minnesota Wild has also been a fast skater, zipping by opposing defenses with ease. With the Vegas Golden Knights, it'd be nice to bring him in for a one-year deal (two years top) with a smaller AAV ($2.5 million maximum). After all, he shouldn't get anywhere remotely close to his current one-year, $5 million deal. Why such a small number, you might ask?

For one, he's 5'11" and weighs only 192 lbs. The 32-year-old isn't a scoring presence on his own, so he must rely on being physical to get by. If he does get on the offensive, he's always a scoring threat. However, inconsistency is a problem with the winger's game, for he can go on dry spells. Still, if Vegas needs depth at forward, it wouldn't hurt to take a flyer on another offensive piece.