Winnipeg (32-25-5) holds the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference; Vegas (32-22-8) is in first place in the Pacific Division, one point ahead of the Edmonton Oilers. 85) of the 2009 NHL Draft, Eakin has 232 points (102 goals, 130 assists) in 578 regular-season games with the Golden Knights, Dallas Stars and Capitals, and 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) in 46 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Eakin is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's had tremendous playoff experience over the last couple of years. The Golden Knights enter the weekend with a slim lead in the Pacific Division race with 72 points. Cody Eakin was traded to the Winnipeg Jets by the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. We've had our run of injuries at center that has been a real challenge for us to manage," Maurice said. That pick will become a third-round pick in 2021 if the Jets make the Stanley Cup Playoffs or if Eakin re-signs with the Jets this offseason. The Jets release Le'Veon Bell. It's something that really fit from that kind of perspective.". Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He's had at tough start this year but he's had a run of high teens. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

The Golden Knights traded center Cody Eakin and his $3.85 million cap hit to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional fourth-round draft pick, the Golden Knights announced. The Jets acquired the Winnipeg-born center from the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2021. "He brings people into the fight with how he plays. It has been a bit of a disappointment after he scored a career-high 22 goals a year ago for the Golden Knights. The Vegas Golden Knights trade forward Cody Eakin to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional draft pick to create some salary cap space. But it's a little veteran grit in our lineup. "Cody was someone that really intrigued the coaches when I brought his name up for the first time," Cheveldayoff said.

Veteran grit on the defensive side of the puck will teach them on the ice that's how the game is supposed to be played.". "I didn't see this opportunity coming," Cheveldayoff said. But we're also talking about a guy that scored 22 [goals] last year. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. 2019. Over the course of the last couple of days in the conversations we've had, the coaches felt, and myself, that this is a good direction for this group to go.".

By sending Eakin to the Jets and retaining no salary they shed the remainder of his $3.85 million salary cap hit for this season and give themselves a little more cushion to work with. They created some additional salary cap space on Friday evening by sending forward Cody Eakin to the Winnipeg Jets for a conditional fourth-round draft pick. Eakin, a Winnipeg native, was acquired by Vegas in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. Welcome to, the official site of the National Hockey League, Bienvenue à , le site officiel de la Ligue nationale de hockey, Добро пожаловать на, официальный сайт Национальной хоккейной лиги, Tervetuloa NHL:n viralliselle nettisivustolle NHL.comiin, Välkommen till, NHL:s officiella web-sida, Vítejte na, oficiálních stránkách National Hockey League, Vitajte na, oficiálnych stránkach National Hockey League, Willkommen auf, der offiziellen Seite der National Hockey League, Bienvenido a, el sitio oficial de la National Hockey League.

"It was [a trade] we adjusted to more than targeted. If the Jets qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or re-sign Eakin to a contract before July 6, the Golden Knights would receive a third-round pick.

Cimini on the Bell relationship. The Jets acquired the Winnipeg-born center from the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday for … #SNTrade — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 21, 2020 Conditional 4th that could go to a 3rd. Plus, Free Agency reaction. The Jets also assigned forward Andrei Chibisov to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. The Winnipeg Jets are bringing centre Cody Eakin home. He has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 41 games this season. We're still a very young team. Hal apologizes to fans. PLAYER STATS: Cody Eakin NHL Trade Tracker The Jets acquired the Winnipeg-born centre from the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2021. Winners and losers of 2020 NHL free agency: Sabres come out on top, Rangers sign DeAngelo, Georgiev to 2-year deals, Free agent Thornton is on Swiss team -- for now, Senators ink Dadonov to three-year, $15M deal, Vegas' owner sees NHL season starting Feb. 1, Canadiens extend Gallagher with 6-year deal, Canadiens give backup goalie Allen extension, Pastrnak, Marchand may miss start of season, Grades for every big NHL free-agent signing: What Dadonov can do for the Sens, Live NHL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, analysis and buzz, Teams that drafted a new top prospect: Rangers' Lafreniere, Blackhawks' Reichel bring hope, Lightning GM Julien BriseBois cracked the Stanley Cup code, now faces tougher puzzle, 2020 NHL draft grades: Best picks, value steals, more for all 31 teams, 2020 NHL draft: Pick tracker and analysis for every team. The 28-year-forward is in the final year of a four-year contract and can become an unresected free agent July 1. The fact he's the player that he is, that's the reason we got him.".

They already added Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings for two second-round draft picks this week and could still be in the market for another defenseman before the 3 p.m.
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2021. He will be eligible for unrestricted free agency after this season.
The real intrigue here is what this might mean for Vegas over the next couple of days. Eakin, 28, has struggled through a down year in Vegas with just four goals and 10 total points in 41 games.

We can use him in that half the game. Driver who killed Seattle woman during protest on closed highway charged with … Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. There was no salary retained in the Cody Eakin trade, so Vegas just freed up cap space that can be put to use in another deal. #SNTrade — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 21, 2020. Selected by the Washington Capitals in the third round (No. "Cody is a guy that oozes character. We encourage you to review it carefully. "A veteran player and most importantly it's the grit of a player that likes to get into the corners, makes plays, his defensive reads are really good. The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. is the official web site of the National Hockey League. WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Cody Eakin is going home to Winnipeg. If Winnipeg qualifies for the playoffs this year or re-signs Eakin to a new contract by July 5, the Jets instead will transfer their 2021 third-round pick to the Golden Knights. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy. "There's no question that I think he adds an element that helps you get into the playoffs and is an extremely valuable thing when you are in the playoffs," Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff told the Jets website.