Ott has played his entire career with the Dallas Stars, who drafted him No. 25 overall in 2000.
He’s a great potential third-line center, capable of using his checking skills and physicality to impact a game without having to worry about scoring.
Here are a few teams that should definitely be interested and might make a play on the lefty center.
New York Rangers
The Rangers are certainly making the playoffs, so why not add someone who can bully around the opposition during a time when it’s almost always needed.
Ott’s a top face-off man as well, and could win critical possessions for this team while hitting hard on the way to a possible Stanley Cup.
Chitown could use an agitator like Ott on their roster.
His physical style meshes well with how the ‘Hawks play and he could find himself on the team for longer than just a rest-of-the-season rental.
The ‘Nucks, as always it seems, are destroying the opposition during the regular season.
But when they come up against a tough team like Boston in the Finals, or another group from the West that challenges them in the postseason, they need to man up.
If Vancouver is serious about winning it all this season, they need to toughen up and make a move for Steve.