The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jordie Benn from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2021 6th round pick.
The trade from Vancouver\’s side is pretty boring. A 6th round pick does not have much promise. It makes sense that Benn would go, considering he is a solid defensive defenseman, and a pending free agent on a bad Canucks team.
The Jets make a nice defensive addition here. Benn is a veteran defender who can kill penalties and play third pairing minutes. He also does not have a high cap hit, at $2 million before he becomes a free agent at the end of the year. He has not played too much for the Canucks this year, averaging under 15 minutes on ice per game. The price is so low that the Jets should be happy.
Benn, 33, has scored one goal with eight assists for nine points in 31 games for the Canucks this year. In his NHL career for the Canucks, Montreal Canadiens and Dallas Stars, Benn has scored 24 goals with 102 assists for 126 points in 548 games.