The Jets made their first trade of the season as they announce they have acquired right shot defenceman Dylan DeMelo from the Senators for a third-round pick in the upcoming 2020 draft. In 49 games with Ottawa he has 10 assists.
Here are a look at some of his advanced numbers:
Dylan DeMelo (to Winnipeg) is a solid defender, getting only a third for him is a really weak return for Ottawa. pic.twitter.com/z8UQ8zedlX
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) February 18, 2020
Dylan DeMelo, traded to Winnipeg, is a very strong top four two-way right-handed defenceman. #GoJetsGo pic.twitter.com/Fdo8VOvN8P
— JFresh (@JFresh1999) February 18, 2020
He is set to become a UFA at the end of the season who is making 900K this season.
Early consensus is that Winnipeg acquired a good piece for their blueline and not at a high cost.
DeMelo was a Sharks 6th round draft pick in 2011 and was part of the package San Jose sent to Ottawa in the Erik Karlsson blockbuster trade back in 2018.
Dylan DeMelo conference call.
Kevin Cheveldayoff conference call
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.