A rental player is a player that is traded, usually on the last year of his contract, by a team that has little to no chance to either re-sign him or go into the playoffs. The "lessee" is usually a team that hopes to go deep into the playoffs or, better yet, to win the Stanley Cup or the Gagarin Cup. What the "lessor" gets for a rental player is usually considered its "rent".

Notable rental playersEdit

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