When the Vancouver Canucks signed a number of free agents last offseason, at least one of them seem destined to play less than a season with the club. Thomas Vanek, signed to a one-year $2MM deal at the beginning of September, would be suiting up for the seventh team of his career and could easily be flipped a few months later.

As Vancouver heads towards the trade deadline, the case for trading Vanek is clear. The Canucks sit near the bottom of the Western Conference once again, and the 34-year old winger has had an excellent season alongside superstar rookie Brock Boeser. With 40 points in 59 games, Vanek could be seen as one of the best plug-and-play offensive pieces on the market. He was dealt last deadline with a similar point total for a third-round pick, which provides good insight into what he might be worth in the next week.

Rick Dhaliwal of News 1130 in Vancouver tweets that the Anaheim Ducks could have interest in Vanek, and relates that they considered signing him at one point in the offseason. Dhaliwal reports that Vanek’s representation will speak with Vancouver GM Jim Benning tomorrow about his future with the Canucks.