Breaking Down Recent Trades Between Winnipeg Jets and Senators

Dany Heatley #15, Atlanta Thrashers. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Draft Pick Trade at the 2014 Entry Draft

After the Heatley trade, it took nine years before these franchises made another trade and that trade happened during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia.

During the draft, the Jets made a draft pick for draft pick trade with the Senators that involved the Jets receiving Ottawa’s sixth-round selection in the 2015 draft for the Jets’ seventh-round pick in the 2014 draft.

The Senators went on to select Kelly Summers with their pick while the Jets then went on to make another trade with the selection they acquired during the 2015 season.

In mid-December of 2014, the Jets traded the sixth-round draft pick they acquired from Ottawa to the Carolina Hurricanes for Jay Harrison. During the 2015 draft, the Hurricanes picked David Cotton with the pick they received in the Harrison trade.

First, let’s see where both of the players drafted in this trade ended up. Summers played college hockey at Clarkson University and then after his senior season, he signed in the ECHL. He played two seasons in the ECHL with the Adirondack Thunder while also appearing in nine games in the AHL for the Binghamton Devils. Summers now currently plays in Germany in their second division with Crimmitschau ETC.

On the other hand, Cotton played four seasons at Boston College and now is in his second professional season with the Chicago Wolves in the AHL. This year he has played in 48 games and has six goals and seven assists.

The Jets acquired Harrison for the end of the 2014-2015 season and this wound up being his last season at the NHL level. After he was traded to Winnipeg, Harrison appeared in 35 games for the Jets scoring two goals and adding three assists. The Jets made the playoffs that season in the second Wild Card spot but were swept out of the first round by the Anaheim Ducks. Harrison then played 18 games with the Manitoba Moose in the next season and then retired.