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Winnipeg Jets acquire defenseman Nate Schmidt from the Vancouver Canucks

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defender Nate Schmidt from the Vancouver Canucks for a 2022 third-round pick, the team announced Tuesday.

The 30-year-old spent one season with Vancouver after three with the Vegas Golden Knights and four with the Washington Capitals before that.

He has four years remaining on the six-year deal he signed with Vegas back in 2018, which includes a modified no-trade clause and a $5.95-million cap hit. The Jets had previously been part of Schmidt’s 10-team no-trade list, per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, meaning the defender waived said clause to facilitate the move.

With the Canucks receiving a 2022 third-rounder back in the deal, they’ve managed to recoup exactly what they gave up to acquire Schmidt from Vegas last off-season.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
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