TRADE: Senators Acquire Forward From Jets

On the final day for trades at the AHL level, the Ottawa Senators have swung a deal with the Winnipeg Jets, acquiring forward Wyatt Bongiovanni. Players can still be traded after the NHL's official Trade Deadline, but they are not eligible to play in any NHL regular season or playoff games this season with the acquiring team. 

Ottawa sends good ol' "future considerations" to Winnipeg in return. The Jets were not intending to re-sign Bongiovanni after the completion of his two-year entry-level contract this season.  The 6-foot center went undrafted out of Quinnipiac University in 2022 and the Jets signed him to an ELC that paid him $802,500 annually. He spent the two seasons with the Jets' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

This year, he's registered 15 points on eight goals and seven assists over 34 games with the Moose, following a 13-goal season last year with the Jets' farm club, in 56 games.

Bongiovanni will now shift over to Ottawa's AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators, in time for the Calder Cup Playoffs.

In four seasons with Quinnipiac in the NCAA before turning pro, Bongiovanni had 50 goals and 40 assists for 90 points in 123 games with a plus/minus of +43.

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