2 Winnipeg Jets Who Could Be Traded This Offseason

It was tough sledding for the Winnipeg Jets as they were swept out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Losing Mark Scheifele for three games was tough, and the team will reflect this summer and look to come back even stronger next season. While they already completed one blockbuster deal this season, Jets management will still be looking to upgrade their roster this summer.

2 Winnipeg Jets Who Could Be Traded 

Sami Niku: The Jets don't have a ton of depth on their blue line signed for next season, however the 24-year-old could be moved to bring in some experience on the right-side. The Jets have used Niku sparingly over the course of the last three seasons and the player would love a chance to play regularly, and could likely be finding that somewhere else. 

First-Rounder: So technically not a Jet just yet, but general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff will be testing the market to see what kind of NHL proven talent his first-round pick could fetch this summer. This upcoming draft is going to be a very interesting one as it was hard to evaluate talent this past hockey season. The Jets have a number of key players returning and signed long-term and could use the pick to acquire some more fire power up front for their top-two lines. The team currently sits with roughly $15 million in cap space for next season and will be looking to upgrade their roster.

Don't expect any big names getting dealt from the Jets. They are going to stay the course and hope next postseason they can keep all their best players on the ice together.

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