NEW YORK — The New York Jets traded their first-round pick and their first round selection in the 2018 NHL Draft on Wednesday to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Ottawa’s second-round selection in 2018.
The two players are now scheduled to be traded on Wednesday.NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the trade, saying the Jets were “looking to get better at home ice.”
The Winnipeg Jets had been linked to Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Suter.
They sent the No, 1 pick in the 2017 draft to Minnesota for the No., 2 selection.
The Jets and Minnesota exchanged picks at the 2017 NHL Draft in Philadelphia.
The move is expected to give the Senators a first-and-goal at the goal post.
Nashville Predators general manager David Poile told the Nashville media Wednesday that the trade would be a “significant boost” to the Predators’ chances of winning a Stanley Cup.
The Jets had said they would not be willing to move their first overall pick.
The Senators, however, did not make any move, and were unable to add any more assets.NASHVILLE SAGA: What you need to know heading into Nashville’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Friday.
The Nashville Predators have the NHL’s worst record.
They are 0-5-0.
They have lost five of their past six games.
The Predators, who have not won at the AAC since Dec. 13, 2018, were swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates in their first game at Bridgestone Arena.