7 remaining unrestricted free agents the Boston Bruins should target

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Anthony Duclair #10 of the Ottawa Senators in action against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Capital One Arena on January 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: Anthony Duclair #10 of the Ottawa Senators in action against the Washington Capitals during the third period at Capital One Arena on January 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, AB – MARCH 11: Andreas Athanasiou #28 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place on March 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB – MARCH 11: Andreas Athanasiou #28 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place on March 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images) /

4. The Boston Bruins should consider signing forward Andreas Athanasiou.

Andreas Athanasiou did not receive a qualifying offer from the Edmonton Oilers following the end of this past season and has hit free agency.

Athanasiou has shown flashes of brilliance in the past, including a 30-goal, 54-point campaign for the Detroit Red Wings in the 2018-19 season. A player of Athanasiou’s caliber carries high expectations, and unfortunately, he hasn’t lived up to the hype with only one 20+ goal season.

Due to his under-performance, Athanasiou was traded to Edmonton at the trade deadline this past season and did not record a point in the postseason for Edmonton.

While many have written him off, Athanasiou is only 26 years old and could be able to break through to new heights in the right environment.

Boston’s depth up the middle could give Athanasiou a chance to shine on the wing and maybe recapture that magic he had in the 2018-19 season.