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Winnipeg Jets sign Matt Fraser, win Seguin trade

Tyler Seguin was traded for a bunch of pieces from the Dallas Stars. The Jets have signed one of those pieces.

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The Winnipeg Jets have won the Tyler Seguin trade by signing Matt Fraser to a one-year/two-way contract. This is a purely depth signing that should help the Manitoba Moose as they break in a bunch of young pros this season. Scoring is hard at any level and bringing in a bunch of young guys with no support from veterans.

Hopefully Fraser is okay with playing wherever the Jets need him to play, both in the AHL and the NHL if absolutely necessary. This move should be a nothing move and therefore is most likely insignificant, but as has been shown in the past there is no move that is insignificant when it comes to the Jets depth players.

More importantly, Fraser was part of the Seguin to the Dallas Stars trade, meaning that the Jets have one of the components of the trade on their team and have now entered the equation of "who won the Seguin trade". I think it is pretty obvious they did not though.

The Jets have also re-signed the big part of the Ilya Kovalchuk trade in Patrice Cormier, perpetual depth forward.