3 Players the Winnipeg Jets Should Trade For This Season

Colin Blackwell #43, Seattle Kraken Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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Colin Blackwell #43, Seattle Kraken Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

The Winnipeg Jets are currently at the Christmas Break and could be buyers at the trade deadline. Here are three players the Jets should trade for.

As the Winnipeg Jets enter the Christmas break, they currently sit in fifth place in the Central Division with 33 points from 30 games. They sit six points behind a divisional playoff spot and three points behind a wild card spot.

Winnipeg has been inconsistent this season going from winning streak to losing streak which has led them to playing .500 hockey

The Jets are in a stacked division and they will be in a fight for playoff position through the rest of the season. With Dave Lowry now at the helm, the Jets may look to add players as they gear up for a playoff push.

Here are three players Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets should look to trade for:

3. Colin Blackwell

As shown with the injuries to Blake Wheeler and David Gustafsson and with the Jets having to reshuffle their lines, the Jets are now lacking depth on their bottom-two lines. In the last game before the break, we watched Kristian Reichel make his NHL debut and C.J. Suess play in his second NHL game.

Although Blackwell is not a household name, he could be a major asset for the Jets. Last season he appeared in 47 games for the New York Rangers and he scored 10 goals while adding 12 assists. He also finished with a plus-two plus/minus. He was a key role player for the Rangers and could be for the same for Winnipeg.

The twenty-eight-year-old then was selected by the Seattle Kraken in their expansion draft and has only appeared in eight games this season due to a lower-body injury and a visit to the COVID-protocol, but he has two goals and one assist in those games.

Blackwell also has a great contract with an average annual value (“AAV”) of $750,000 and his contract is set to expire this upcoming offseason. Seattle may look to trade Blackwell because of this and due to the fact that they sit in last place in the Pacific Division and they may look to gain a prospect and/or a draft pick to build the future of their franchise. The centerman is an experienced player that could be a great addition to the Jets’ bottom-six.