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Winnipeg Jets send a 3rd round pick in 2022 to Vancouver for Nate Schmidt

Jets would add more D depth with this move.

If you thought the Jets were done after Monday Night Madness (signed Stastny, trading for Brenden Dillon) then you may be caught off guard by Tuesday’s Night’s Craziness as hockey insider Darren Dreger is reporting that the Jets and Canucks have a deal in place to send left shot Dman Nate Schmidt to Winnipeg for a 3rd round pick in 2022. Update: The Jets have now confirmed the deal.

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Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

The Jets have long since been rumoured to be interested in Schmidt since his Vegas days but Winnipeg was on his 10-team no trade list which it was reported that he wasn’t prepared to waive previously.  Looks like that has changed.

Now folks may be wondering why Winnipeg would acquire a left shot defenceman but the St. Cloud, Minnesota product prefers to play on the right side.  He is signed for four more seasons with a cap hit of $5,950,000.

The Jets defence is suddenly looking a weee bit different today:

Morrissey – Schmidt
Dillon – Pionk
Stanley/Heinola – DeMelo

Of course the pairs could look vastly different and there is still the issue of the salary cap for the Jets but that is quite a different looking D core for Winnipeg.

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Before getting your Wednesday going with the latest news be sure you're all caught up from day 13 of Jets training camp.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-training-camp-day-13-2/

Another day with both the Jets and Moose on the ice for training camp in Winnipeg.

Be sure you check out https://illegalcurve.com/ to get fully updated on the latest doing with the NHL and AHL clubs of Winnipeg.

#NHLJets #MBMoose

Following day 2 of Moose training camp hear from Nicholas Jones and Colin Bilek.

https://illegalcurve.com/manitoba-moose-training-camp-day-2/

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