Jets gain C Sean Monahan from Canadiens for draft selections

The Winnipeg Jets have traded for Montreal Canadiens heart Sean Monahan, filling a very important hollow of their lineup.

Montreal received a 2024 first-round draft select and a 2027 conditional third-round choose from the Jets.

Monahan, 29, is an unrestricted detached agent this summer season. A former famous person heart with the Calgary Flames, he grew to become his profession round all the way through his two years with the Canadiens, with 13 objectives and 22 assists in 49 video games this season.

Winnipeg were looking for a middle at the back of famous person Mark Scheifele, having traded Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Los Angeles Kings terminating summer season. An NHL supply showed that the Jets had been hotly pursuing Calgary’s Elias Lindholm prior to being outbid by way of the Vancouver Canucks, who received him Wednesday.

Monahan and Lindholm had been thought to be the govern two UFA facilities to be had forward of March’s business closing date.

“We had him on our radar list early on. [Monahan] is a great player and he’s got great character. He works really hard and is a true pro,” Jets teacher Rick Bowness instructed ESPN. “We’re absolutely thrilled to get him, not only for his ability on the ice but just as important his ability to blend into the locker room and work with our players. He’ll be a really good Winnipeg Jet.”

Bowness mentioned he expects Monahan to begin on a sequence with Cole Perfetti and Nikolaj Ehlers.

The Jets (30-12-5) are 1/3 within the Central Category, two issues at the back of first-place Colorado with two video games in hand.

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