Breaking Down Each Winnipeg Jets Trade from Trade Deadline 2022

Ottawa Senators, Zach Sanford (13). Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Winnipeg Jets, Mason Appleton (22). Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2022 NHL Trade Deadline has finished today and the Winnipeg Jets were extremely active. Here is a recap and a breaking down of all of the Jets trades.

As we see every season, the NHL trade deadline is a wild day and the 2022 version was no different than years prior. The Winnipeg Jets entered the deadline four points behind the second Western Conference Wild Card playoff spot and there was no telling what they would do.

After today’s 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time deadline, the Jets were among the most active teams in the NHL today. In total, the Jets made six trades today (five involving NHL players and one AHL trade).

This article will look at those five trades involving NHL players that the Jets made today in chronological order and will break down each respective trade.

Welcome Back Mason Appleton

The Jets kicked off the trading deadline in the early hours of the morning as they traded for a player who left the team this past offseason in the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft.

That player was Mason Appleton and the Jets acquired him in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round draft choice.

Appleton returns to Winnipeg after playing three seasons with the team. He originally made his debut during the 2018-2019 season, then played 46 games in the 2019-2020 season, and had an outstanding 2021 season where he had twelve goals and thirteen assists in 56 games.

The Kraken then selected Appleton in their expansion draft during this past offseason. The twenty-six-year-old arrives back in Winnipeg with one-year remaining on his contract that carries an average annual value (“AAV”) of $900,000.