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Winnipeg Jets acquire Nate Schmidt from Vancouver Canucks

May 8, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defensemen Nate Schmidt (88) and Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald (15) chase a loose puck during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2021; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Vancouver Canucks defensemen Nate Schmidt (88) and Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald (15) chase a loose puck during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets are finalizing a trade with the Vancouver Canucks to acquire defenseman Nate Schmidt in exchange for a 2022 third-round draft pick.

Schmidt, 30, first must waive his no-trade clause to allow the deal to go through.

The Jets will be Schmidt’s third team in as many seasons. He is entering the third season of a six-year, $35.8 million contract he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Vegas traded Schmidt to Vancouver before the 2020-21 season. In his lone season with the Canucks, the left-shot blueliner managed 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 54 games, a step down from his production with the Knights.

In an eight-year NHL career with the Washington Capitals (2013-17), Vegas (2017-20) and Vancouver (2020-21), Schmidt has played in 450 games and tallied 155 points (34 goals, 121 assists) while averaging 19:21 of ice time per game.

Schmidt is the second defenseman the Jets have traded for this week after acquiring Brenden Dillon from the Capitals.

–Field Level Media