If the Vancouver Canucks want to make a big splash in free agency, then targeting the best available goaltender would be a step towards that.

According to Vancouver radio station News1130 Sports, the team has contacted the agent for unrestricted free agent Ryan Miller.

Free agency doesn’t officially open until July 1, but a negotiating window opened Wednesday, allowing teams to contact players and agents without it being considered tampering.

Miller was traded from the Buffalo Sabres to the St. Louis Blues last season, but Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced in May the team wasn’t able to come to terms on a new contract and that Miller would be available on the open market.

In 59 appearances split between the Sabres and Blues, Miller posted a 25-30-4 record with a .918 save percentage and 2.64 goals-against average.

The Canucks’ goaltending situation has been one of the most talked-about topics in the NHL over the past few seasons. In 2013, after many months of Roberto Luongo trade speculation, the team decided to keep Luongo and instead sent Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils for the ninth-overall pick at last year’s draft. The Canucks eventually pulled the trigger on a Luongo trade, sending him and a prospect to the Florida Panthers for goalie Jacob Markstrom and centre Shawn Matthias.