According to Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, the Jets were close to making a trade involving roster players at the draft, but the trade fell apart before it could be completed.
#NHLJets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said he was close to making trade at draft involving roster players, "but for various reasons it fell apart."— Jason Bell (@WFPJasonBell) June 24, 2017
This is the first clue we have that the Jets really want to make a deal to hopefully improve their roster. It could have been that a player like Toby Enstrom was going to be moved, but did not agree to waive his no-movement clause when he saw the team it was to or maybe a move for a player like Travis Hamonic, but the price proved to be too high in the end. Whatever the case, the fact that Cheveldayoff is actively working on trades is a bright spot for the Jets.
Free agency does not look that great this year, so trades are the way to go when it comes to improving a roster. The Jets have a lot of talented forwards, both young and old, that they can start to use to upgrade areas of need.