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Jets acquire Jimmy Oligny from Golden Knights

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The defender has never played an NHL game, and was promptly sent down to the farm.

AHL: DEC 02 Milwaukee Admirals at Cleveland Monsters Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Not a blockbuster trade by any means, but earlier this evening the Winnipeg Jets acquired defender Jimmy Oligny from the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations.

The Jets promptly assigned Oligny to the Moose, where he will slot into a defence corps currently without Sami Niku (up with the Jets), Tucker Poolman and Luke Green (out with injury).

Oligny went undrafted after his QMJHL career, and entered the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals, a team he stayed with until signing his first NHL contract on July 1, 2018 with the Vegas Golden Knights. Playing this season with the Knights’ affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, where he played 16 games, with one assist and 28 penalty minutes to show for it.

Oligny’s career numbers in the AHL, with seven goals and 37 assists in 275 AHL games (with 447 penalty minutes), suggest that he’s not much of a point generator, and he has 25 fighting majors in five seasons. Oligny qualifies as a development player in the AHL, as his 259 career pro games at season’s start was one shy of the cutoff mark.