Jets reacquire Paul Stastny in deal with Golden Knights

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired centre Paul Stastny from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Stastny, 34, played 19 games with the Jets in 2018 after being traded by St. Louis.

Stastny has one year left on a three-year, $19.5 million US contract he signed with Vegas on July 1, 2018, meaning the Golden Knights will clear $6.5 million in cap space for the 2020-21 season.

The Jets also signed defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $1.25 million.

Stastny was a second-round pick of Colorado in 2005. In 945 career games with the Avalanche, Blues, Jets and Golden Knights, he has scored 726 points (250 goals, 476 assists). In 71 games in the 2019-20 season, Stastny had 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists).

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Dahlstrom, 25, was a second-round pick by Chicago in the 2013 draft. He played 49 games with Chicago before he was claimed by the Jets on waivers in October 2019.

In 64 career games, the Swede has recorded 10 assists and 12 penalty minutes.

Beaulieu inks new deal 

Defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets.

The 27-year-old signed a new two-year, $2.5-million deal with the Jets Friday as the NHL’s free agency period opened.

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Beaulieu played 38 games for Winnipeg last season, putting up eight points (one goal, seven assists). He added an assist in four playoff appearances.

Originally from Strathroy, Ont., Beaulieu was drafted 17th overall by Montreal in the 2011 draft, and spent time with the Canadiens and Sabres before coming to the Jets in a trade with Buffalo in February 2019.

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