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

Jake Guentzel isn't going to be on this list. However, that doesn't mean the Vegas Golden Knights can't find some gold in the Metropolitan Division.
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Stefan Noesen, RW, Carolina Hurricanes

Another member of the Carolina Hurricanes that the Vegas Golden Knights should consider is Stefan Noesen. The winger would be a great free agent to pick up, especially with his price tag ($762,500 cap hit in 2023-24). If his AAV is any indication, he can be signed as a depth piece without breaking the bank. For a team like Vegas that's tight on cap space, that's an excellent thing.

After all, he was a nice contributor offensively. He scored 14 goals (three of those on the power play) and added 23 assists (eight of those on the man advantage). The native of Plano, Texas, is a solid sniper, using his hands and thirst for scoring goals to boost his team. Add in some versatility and Noesen's a nice steal for any team.

That is if he can stay healthy. The winger has dealt with injuries in the past, with lower-body injuries hampering his playing ability. Between 2020-21 and 2021-22, he only played eight games. With a Golden Knights team that's had health issues in the past three seasons, adding another injury-prone player won't make matters better. That probably correlates with his low price tag. Still, he's a steal for a team that has the patience to deal with him and his defensive lapses, especially if that team needs forward depth.