The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenceman Joe Morrow from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
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Montreal Canadiens Trade Joe Morrow to the Winnipeg Jets
The Montreal Canadiens completed a trade on February 26th with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets acquire puck-moving defencemen Joe Morrow in exchange for a 2018 fourth round pick.
In Joe Morrow, the Jets get a young puck-moving defencemen who will add depth to the team for the playoffs. This season, he scored five goals and six assists for 11 points in 38 games played. He also added 26 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers are 49.2 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -2.0. These totals are up compared to last season, where he had just one assist. Over his four-year NHL career, Morrow has played for the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. He has put up seven goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 103 career games. He was originally drafted in the first round, 23rd overall of the 2011 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also spent time in the Dallas Stars organization.
The Canadiens signed the 25-year-old as a restricted free agent last summer when he was not qualified by the Bruins. He can be a restricted free agent if qualified by the Jets.
The Canadiens now have 10 picks in the 2018 NHL draft. They could have three third rounders depending on conditions of earlier trades with Los Angeles and Edmonton.
The Jets add depth to their defence on a day when Tobias Enstrom gave them an injury scare in practice. Enstrom’s injury is said to be just a bruise at this point.
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