This summer's NHL free-agent pool isn't deep with quality goaltenders.

Some, such as Jonathan Quick and Semyon Varlamov, are former starters in their mid to late 30s and past their prime.

Others, such as Tristan Jarry, Joonas Korpisalo and Alex Nedeljkovic, have struggled with consistency. Vegas Golden Knights netminders Adin Hill and Laurent Brossoit played well in this postseason, but they still have a limited body of work as reliable starters.

Teams seeking help between the pipes could be active in this summer's trade market. Such notables as the Winnipeg Jets' Connor Hellebuyck and the Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart have surfaced in recent weeks as trade candidates.

Here's our take on six NHL starting goaltenders who could be traded during this offseason. We'll examine the factors that could lead to them getting moved as well as potential destinations.


Jack Campbell: Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers signed Jack Campbell to a five-year, $25 million contract during the opening day of the 2022 NHL free-agent period. He was expected to provide stability between the pipes for a club that spent several seasons struggling to find a reliable starting goaltender.

Instead, the 31-year-old struggled to adjust to his new club. While he had a record of 21 wins, nine losses and four overtime losses, he finished the regular season with a bloated 3.41 goals-against average and a disappointing .888 save percentage. Those stats had him near the bottom of the league for goalies with at least 25 games played.

By the time the playoffs started, Campbell had lost the starting goalie job to Stuart Skinner, who backstopped Edmonton to the second round. Despite relieving the rookie in four games as he struggled in the heat of postseason play, Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft never handed the starter's reins back to Campbell.

Campbell's regular-season performance, his cap hit and 10-team no-trade clause make him a long shot to be traded. But we can't rule out the possibility of the cap-strapped Oilers finding a possible trade partner during the draft.