Pierre-Luc Dubois Officially A Jet After Trade Of Disgruntled NHL Players

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It’s not often we get big NHL trades early in this season, but this early season is proving the be different than most.

As both teams confirmed, the Winnipeg Jets completed a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets for cornerstone center Pierre-Luc Dubois. In the process, the Jets parted ways with two unhappy young pieces of their own — winger Patrik Laine and center Jack Roslovic.

Laine was selected No. 2 overall in the 2016 draft, one spot ahead of Dubois. Roslovic just happens to be a native of Columbus, and just happened to be there already, since he had yet to sign as a restricted free agent. The Jets will also receive a 2022 third-round pick as part of the deal.

“Strengthening our lineup offensively has been a priority for us and the additions of Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic accomplish just that,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “Patrik is a player we know very well and in a short time has become one of our league’s most proficient goal scorers. Jack is an exciting young player with great potential and we’re thrilled to bring him home to Columbus as a Blue Jacket.”

Overall, the Blue Jackets made out well in this deal, as Dubious is the piece everyone seemed to be seeking. But some will tell you Laine is the best player in the trade, as he’s compiled 140 goals and 250 points in 306 games. Either way, this was a biggie for the Jets (3-1-0), Blue Jackets (1-2-2) and three disgruntled men who have no excuses now.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.


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