The Winnipeg Jets pulled off two trades on Wednesday and at the finish of the day, they got younger, a a lot more favorable cap scenario and an further draft pick, to boot.
The moving pieces: Winger Eric Tangradi was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a seventh-round select. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff then shipped summer time acquisition Alexei Ponikarovsky back to the New Jersey Devils for a seventh-rounder and a fourth-round choose in 2014.
Tangradi had come to Pittsburgh from the Anaheim Ducks as the prospect in the 2009 Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney trade but never ever produced as the Penguins had hoped.
The 6-4, 221-pounder had one particular objective in 45 career games and was often shuffled to the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate. This season, the Penguins tried him on the Evgeni Malkin-James Neal line, but it didn't function and he was a healthful scratch the past eight games.
In Winnipeg, he will get a 2nd opportunity, and a place on the third line has been opened for him with Ponikarovsky gone.
"We are hoping that he is an individual Authentic Patrick Sharp Jersey, that offered the possibility to perform inside our organization, is going to blossom and carry on to move forward," Cheveldayoff stated in a conference contact.
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The Jets had signed Ponikarovsky, 31, to one particular-year, $one.8 million deal in the offseason Marian Hossa Jersey. Tanguay is 24 and is making $726,000. He will be limited when Ponikarovsky will be unrestricted.
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