The Columbus Blue Jackets have taken care Seth jones to the Chicago Blackhawks. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that defense Adam boqvist It is part of the return to Colón. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that the Blackhawks will also sign Jones to an eight-year extension worth $ 9.5 million per season. It is also reported from multiple sources. that Columbus is hosting Chicago’s first-round pick this year (12th overall), while sending this year’s 32nd overall pick to Chicago along with a sixth-round pick in 2022.
It’s a new beginning for Jones, who is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career. Scoring 28 points in 56 games, Jones was unusually suspicious on defense, and his regression was a pretty big reason the Blue Jackets suffered the way they did this season. How Jones will fit in at Columbus remains to be seen, but if he can get back to his previous performance, he could help solidify an evolving defensive core in Chicago. nach Chicago acquired Seth’s brother, Caleb Jones, of the Edmonton Oilers in the Duncan Keith trade, it is possible that the two brothers could form a pair in Chicago’s top four along with Calvin de haan other Connor murphy.
The Blue Jackets get their fair share of assets here as well. They will now select twice from the top 15 picks in Friday night’s 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night, and will select three times in the first overall round. Boqvist is also an extremely important young addition to the Columbus Blue Line. Boqvist, who has seen his advanced metrics skyrocket since his rookie season, is likely ready to take on more responsibilities with Columbus next season. He scored good offensive numbers with 16 points in 35 games this season and could replace Jones as Zach WerenskiHe is the partner in the best couple in Columbus.
ESPN’s Emily Kaplan which was the first to report the trade.