Paul Stastney The Winnipeg Jets were traded by Vegas Golden Knights on Friday vs. Carl Dahlstrom And choosing a fourth round is conditional in the 2022 NHL Draft.
The 34-year-old Stastini scored 38 points (17 goals and 21 assists) in 71 appearances for Vegas last season and nine points (three goals and six assists) in 18 games after the season. The Golden Knights lost to the Dallas Stars in five matches in the Western Conference Final.
He has one season remaining on a three-year, $ 19.5 million (average annual value of $ 6.5 million) contract signed with Vegas on July 1, 2018, and can become a free, unrestricted agent after that season.
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Stastny returned to the Jets, who had acquired him from the St. Louis Blues on February 26, 2018. He scored 13 points (four goals, 9 assists) in 19 regular season matches with the Jets and had 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 17 A playoff in the Stanley Cup to help them advance to the conference final, where they were defeated by the Golden Knights in five matches.
“You can’t write these things when you are playing the game and you think about the long-term things, but I’m excited to be back in Winnipeg with the players,” said Stanny.
Stastney said he was excited about the opportunity to be reunited with the attackers Blake Wheeler And the Patrick Lynn.
“If that’s a possibility, I’m really excited,” said Stastney. “Playing with these two men was like second nature. It’s really easy to play with these two men [who] You want a puck that’s very skilled, dynamic, that can record from everywhere. For me, that makes my job easy. Just try to get them the disk as fast as you can. “
Chosen by Colorado Avalanche in the second round (No. 44) of the 2005 NHL Project, Stastny scored 726 points (250 goals, 476 assists) in 945 matches with the Golden Knights, Jets, Blues and Avalanche. He has 67 points (25 goals, 42 assists) in 97 playoffs
Dahlstrom, a 25-year-old defender, provided the assist in 15 games for the Gates last season. Chosen by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (No. 51) of the 2013 NHL Draft, he has 10 assists in 64 games in the regular season with the Jets and Blackhawks.