Bernier played backup goaltender to Jonathan Quick and is looking to land his first starting role. Bernier is an unproven starter but demands a decent return. The 24 year old is a top young goalie prospect. As a restricted free agent, he can be secured on better terms than most veteran goalies. He was drafted 11th overall so he is not going to be dealt for a 2nd round pick or less.
The going rate for Bernier is a first round draft pick along with a decent prospect or roster player. The New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Phoenix Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames are the frontrunners for the Jonathan Bernier sweepstakes.