...and here we go!
The Winnipeg Jets have traded Drew Stafford to the Boston Bruins for a conditional 2018 6th round pick. The Jets didn’t retain any of Stafford’s salary.
Jets 6th round pick becomes a 5th if Boston makes the playoffs, a 4th if they get to the 2nd round. Stafford has to play in 50% of games.— Sean Reynolds (@snseanreynolds) March 1, 2017
Stafford had a up and down year after a injury slowed him down. A 4th line player of late, Stafford was a pending UFA, and was a pivotal part of the trade that saw Evander Kane become a Buffalo Sabre.
With the return of Andrew Copp and Marko Dano from injury, the writing was on the wall for Stafford to be jettisoned out of jetsville.
Here’s the Jets lineup for the remainder of the year, barring any callups for Connor & Roslovic...
Here’s Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff on today’s developments...
Podcast: @RealBillWatters joined @RickRalphTSN + @joelmarcoux and discussed the #NHLTradeDeadline #NHLJets issues https://t.co/so6XITuXWq— TSN 1290 Winnipeg (@TSN1290Radio) March 1, 2017