NHL Trade Rumors: Islanders & Jets Discussing Nikolaj Ehlers Trade

The Winnipeg Jets have been rumored to making Nikolaj Ehlers available this offseason and it sounds like there could be a deal coming very soon. The Jets are in talks with the New York Islanders and Ehlers is reportedly included.

According to sources via the Hockey News, the Isles have inquired on Ehler's price tag and are interested in adding the Danish speedster. Ehlers finished last season scoring 25 goals and adding 36 assists in 61 games. He has one season left on his current contract, making $6 million against the cap and does own a 10-team no-trade clause.

Ehlers mentioned at the end of the season there hadn't been any contract extension talks held with management and his reps and it appears the writing is on the wall. Ehlers has played his entire career with the Jets, after being selected with the ninth pick at the 2014 draft. 

Ehlers has appeared in 605 career NHL games, recording 201 goals and 457 points. He also has added 14 points in 37 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The Jets are in the market for defensemen and have several pending free-agent forwards they'd like to bring back including Sean Monahan and Tyler Toffoli. Moving out Ehlers and his cap hit could be a great way to open up some more financial flexibility this summer for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

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