3 Players the Winnipeg Jets Should Trade For This Season

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2. Mark Psysyk

Pysyk is the lone defenseman on this list because Winnipeg has an influx of defensemen. The Jets have kept their defense consistent this season with the pairs of Dillon-Pionk, Morrissey-Schmidt, and DeMelo-Stanley, while Nathan Beaulieu has found himself as the seventh defenseman and has been an option when the Jets have dressed eleven forwards and seven defensemen. It does not look like the Jets will be in the market for a defenseman, but there is still time before the trade deadline and things can change.

If Winnipeg is looking to add a defenseman, they should look to Buffalo and Mark Pysyk. During the offseason, Pysyk signed a one-year contract with an AAV of $900,000 with the Sabres and has played outstanding this season.

The thirty-year-old-defenseman is averaging 19:12 of ice time per game and has one goal, five assists, and a plus-three plus/minus. The veteran defenseman has even played some time on the Sabres’ top defensive pairing with Rasmus Dahlin.

Pysyk is a right-handed shot and can be a solid third-pair defenseman for the Jets. He also can be a great asset to the Jets penalty kill, which currently has the third worse success rate in the NHL.

Although a trade for a defenseman looks unlikely, Pysyk could be an option for the Jets down the stretch.