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Jets Acquire Nino Neiderreiter for 2024 Second Round Pick

February 25, 2023, 9:51 PM ET [31 Comments]
Jacob Billington
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The Winnipeg Jets have acquired Predators forward Nino Neiderreiter from Nashville, who has two seasons left at $4 million. The Jets

Neiderreiter has 18 goals, 28 points in 56 games with the Predators, and has been a strong, versatile middle-six right-winger. He provides good defense, while making a huge impact offensively.

Neiderreiter will likely join Kyle Connor and Pierre-Luc Dubois, bolstering their top-six and adding another scoring threat. With Cole Perfetti's season-ending injury, they had pressure to make a move. With Ehlers-Scheifele-Wheeler to compliment this line, the Jets have a legitimate, contending top-six group.

I expect the Jets to continue their search for another forward, as it was arguable that they should add already to the top-nine. Neiderreiter is a great replacement for Perfetti in the lineup, but again, another offensively-minded middle-six winger should be in the blueprints for the next week.

The 2024 2nd round draft pick is more than good value for Neiderretier. Not giving up any roster players or prospects was clearly important for Kevin Cheveldayoff, and it gives them a great opportunity to make another big splash.

Some other names to keep and eye on for the Jets to add to the forward group is Timo Meier, Nick Bjugstad, Nick Schmaltz, or even Brock Boeser.

Other than Meier, the other three will be relatively cheap to acquire, and could give the Jets a great opportunity to add much-needed depth.
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