Winnipeg Jets Rumors: Former First-Round Pick Becoming Trade Candidates

The Winnipeg Jets have started the season 4-4-2 and while there's been some bright spots throughout their first 10 games, it hasn't been an ideal start for many. This includes Jets defenseman and former first-round pick Logan Stanley. 

Stanley has been a scratch in nine of 10 games so far this season and in his one appearance, played 14:30 at five on five. Stanley was recently leap frogged on the depth chart by Dylan Samberg and it could be time for the towering blueliner to get a change of scenery and a chance to play on a consistent basis.

Stanley asked the Jets to explore a trade last season, however GM Kevin Cheveldayoff didn't find a deal he was comfortable with and ended up signing Stanley in the summer to a one-year $1 million contract. In 19 games in 2022-23, the 6-foot-6 d-man put up three points. His best year came back in 2021-22 where he played 58 games and recorded 13 points. Unfortunately the playing time hasn't been consistent since.

With Stanley being 25 years old, and with the size, sandpaper and skating abilities, there's going to be interest on the trade market. The Jets should be entertaining trade offers and could flip Stanley to add some depth up front.

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