Toronto is going to be doing money gymnastics all summer long. They have $40 million dollars in cap just tied up in their big four forwards, with another $7 million tied up in their number 1 D man. They’re bargain bin shopping wherever possible and that makes them a prime contender to wield the threat of an offer sheet against. This might not be the most flashy player to do it with, but it’s an option.
Rasmus Sandin is not the kind of player that you’ll know as a household name. Come to think of it, Sandin is not someone that you should know in general. The defenseman was a first-round draft selection in the 2019 NHL entry draft. Taken 29th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs, this is a player with a clear amount of talent and pedigree, which makes him a really good player to target.
At just 22 years old, Sandin has not made quite the impact in Toronto that the Leafs would have liked him too. He’s been suffering from injuries and just falling out of the lineup. At the time of writing this, Sandin has only played in 88 career NHL games and has just 6 goals and 22 assists for 28 points. That’s from the blueline remember, but it is not exactly a sure-fire asset. This is more in the same light as the previous offer sheet.
If the Hurricanes want to go down this route, he might be a very fitting recipient of an offer sheet given his potential. He’s a young defenseman and he is eligible for it despite being still relatively inexperienced at the NHL level. At a young age with a lot of talent, he could be a target that pays off big time for the Hurricanes if they run down this road.