The Winnipeg Jets have added another veteran defenceman to the lineup, acquiring Nate Schmidt from the Vancouver Canucks.
Schmidt, 30, spent less than a year with the Canucks after being traded to Vancouver by the Vegas Golden Knights in October.
The six-foot, 194-pound blue liner had 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) and four penalty minutes for the Canucks last season, well below the career-high 36 points (five goals, 31 assists) and 16 penalty minutes he registered for Vegas in 2017-18.
<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLJets?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#NHLJets</a> fans…. welcome NATE SCHMIDT to Winnipeg! <a href=”https://t.co/du1c2ZBPZP”>pic.twitter.com/du1c2ZBPZP</a>
Schmidt hails from St. Cloud, Minn., and entered the NHL after playing at the University of Minnesota.
Schmidt is signed through the 2024-25 season with an average salary cap hit of $5,950 million US.
Winnipeg picked up another former Capitals defenceman on Monday, acquiring 30-year-old Brenden Dillon in exchange for two second-round draft picks, one in 2022 and another in 2023.