Which players should be traded this season?

The New York Rangers are expected to make a big splash in free agency.

One player who could be traded is defenseman Nicklas Backstrom, who is expected to sign a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Washington Capitals.

That’s a $2 million deal for a player who has appeared in just two games for the Rangers this season.

The Rangers also could receive some draft picks in return.

Backstrom is a big body with a lot of offensive upside.

He’s currently the sixth-ranked defenseman in the NHL and ranked in the top-10 for goals against average and shots against average in each of the last three seasons.

The 24-year-old has eight goals and 16 points in 24 games this season, but he has had a career-high five goals and 10 points in 33 games in 2015-16.

Backholm also has four goals and 11 points in 31 games in his career.

The 6-foot-3, 214-pound defenseman was drafted by the Rangers in the third round (166th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.