Winnipeg Jets Rumors: Nino Niederreiter Becoming Trade Candidate

The Winnipeg Jets could be in for some big changes this season, and one name who is starting to pick up some chatter in the rumor mill is Nino Niederreiter.

The Athletic's most recent trade board listed Niederreiter as a possible trade candidate this season. This will likely be dependent on how well the Jets play this season, but if they struggle, do not be surprised to see Niederreiter dealt at some point during the year. 

Niederreiter is entering the final season of his contract, so that also could impact the Jets' decision about whether to move him or not. 

Teams looking for a bit of help in their middle six should call the Jets about Niederreiter this campaign.

In 78 games this past season split between the Nashville Predators and Jets, he had 24 goals and 41 points. He also made a difference with his physicality, as his 165 hits on the year effectively display. 

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