The Toronto Maple Leafs have notified teams they're willing to trade the rights to pending unrestricted free-agent forward Ilya Mikheyev, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Mikheyev set career highs in goals (21) and points (32) last season in just 53 games. He's also an excellent penalty killer. Among NHL forwards with at least 50 minutes shorthanded last season, Mikheyev's 30.5% expected goals share was third-best in the league, per Natural Stat Trick.
The speedy, 6-foot-3 winger is likely seeking a sizable raise from his previous contract, which carried a cap hit of $1.645 million, according to CapFriendly.