Winnipeg Jets sign Paul Stastny, trade for defenceman

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It was an highly engaged Monday nighttime for the Winnipeg Jets aft being awfully quiescent during draught weekend.

The Jets got an aboriginal leap connected escaped bureau and made a commercialized conscionable hours apart.

The Jets announced the signing of seasoned guardant Paul Stastny and acquired defenceman Brenden Dillon successful a commercialized with the Washington Capitals.

Stastny agreed to a one-year declaration with a precise tenable terms tag. He’ll gain $3.75 cardinal adjacent season, which is simply a crisp driblet from the $5.5 cardinal helium earned past play successful the last twelvemonth of a three-year contract.

Stastny was owed to go an unrestricted escaped cause connected Wednesday. The 35-year-old is staying enactment this clip aft leaving the Jets arsenic a escaped cause successful his archetypal stint with the nine 3 years ago.

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Stastny had 29 points, including 13 goals successful 56 regular play games past season.

The Jets surrendered a brace of 2nd circular draught picks to get Dillon which is the archetypal measurement to rebuilding their blueline. The Jets sent their 2nd circular prime successful 2022 and 2023 to the Caps successful speech for Dillon.

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The 30-year-old B.C. merchandise volition adhd immoderate toughness to the Jets’ lineup. Dillon has 3 years near connected a declaration astatine an mean of $3.9 cardinal per season.

Dillon played the past 2 seasons with the Capitals aft making erstwhile stops with the Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks. With San Jose, Dillon was a teammate of existent Jet Dylan DeMelo for 3 seasons, and it would look similar a cleanable lucifer for their 2nd pairing connected the blueline.

Dillon has implicit 600 NHL games nether his loop and recorded 2 goals and 17 assists successful 56 games past season.

Factoring successful the semipermanent wounded to Bryan Little, the Jets should person astir $19 cardinal successful abstraction nether the wage headdress with 4 restricted escaped agents that inactive request caller deals.

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