The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone, and this year, the Jets were especially active, acquiring six players in six separate deals.
Before I delve into who the Jets acquired, I’m going to remind you that I was also maintaining a Live Trade Tracker throughout the last few weeks and if you missed any deals from today, you can check it out here:
Let’s take a look at the six players involved in the deals the Jets made today.
The Jets made a splash early, as they acquired Rangers C Kevin Hayes in exchange for Brendan Lemieux, a 2019 1st-Round Pick, and a 2022 Conditional 4th-Round Pick (dependent on whether the Jets win the cup this season).
Hayes, 26, is on pace for career highs for both assists and points this season. The Dorchester, Massachusetts native has put together a nice season so far, tallying 42 points in 51 games. His career high is 49 points, which he recorded in the 2016-17 season with the Rangers.
It is speculated that he will fill in as a new second-line center, though his linemates have not been decided yet.
Hayes will wear #12 with the Jets.
Yes, you read correctly. The Jets went out and re-acquired Matt Hendricks from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2020 7th-Round Pick.
Hendricks, 37, went home to play in Minnesota after last season’s campaign with the Jets. This year, he has recorded 2 assists in only 22 games played.
At this point, it is unknown if Hendricks will actually fit into the lineup, or if he was just brought in as a leadership figure or “room guy” who won’t be seeing the ice as much.
Hendricks will once again wear #15.
In an attempt to build up some much needed left side depth, the Jets acquired LHD Nathan Beaulieu from Buffalo in exchange for a 2019 6th-Round Pick.
Beaulieu, 26, is a former 17th overall pick in 2011 (Montreal), and has resided in Buffalo for the past two seasons.
It appears Beaulieu was brought in to add to a rather shallow left side, currently consisting of Josh Morrissey (who very well might be injured for a while), Ben Chiarot, and Dmitry Kulikov. Yikes. They also have a LHD in Sami Niku playing on his off-side right now.
Beaulieu will wear #88.
In addition to Nathan Beaulieu, the Jets also acquired LHD Bogdan Kiselevich from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2021 7th-Round Pick.
Kiselevich, 29, is new to North America, as he left the KHL and signed a free agent deal with the Panthers last summer. In 32 games this season, Kiselevich has logged 8 assists.
I’ve actually mentioned him to people as someone the Jets should look at for depth, so I’m pleased with the acquisition. Much like the Beaulieu acquisition, Kiselevich will be a depth defenseman on the left side, though I’d really like to see him get into some games.
Kiselevich will wear #52.
Well, Nic Petan is no-longer a Winnipeg Jet, as the Jets sent him to Toronto in exchange for C Par Lindholm.
Lindholm, 27, is in the midst of playing his first season in North America. In 61 games with the Leafs this season, Lindholm has recorded 1 goal and 11 assists.
Part of me thinks this deal was mainly just a way to get Nic Petan a fresh start, and swapping two contracts allowed that. I don’t see Lindholm having too much of a look at roster spot unless an injury opens something up.
Lindholm will wear #22.
The Jets finished off their day with an AHL depth move, acquiring C Alex Broadhurst in exchange for Future Considerations.
Broadhurst has spent most of his career to this point in the AHL, most recently with the Cleveland Monsters. This season with the Monsters, he has recorded 29 points in in 48 games.
He is expected to remain with Cleveland for the remainder of the AHL season.
Well, there you have it. Another trade deadline come and gone. What did you think of the moves? Let us know on Twitter (@jets_centre)!