Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers linked to six teams

Cooper Godin
June 13, 2024  (8:03)

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers.
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Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers will be a hot commodity on the trade market this summer and while it's hard to pinpoint when a deal may happen, he's already been linked to six teams.

According to Scott Billeck of The Winnipeg Sun, citing The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta, six teams around the National Hockey League have been linked to Nikolaj Ehlers. Those teams include - the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators and Seattle Kraken.
"Boston is one rumoured suitor, as are Seattle, Ottawa, Columbus, Carolina and New Jersey, among others." Billeck said.

This news comes less than a month after a report from Murat Ates of The Athletic stating that the Winnipeg Jets have made Nikolaj Ehlers for trade.
"It's also true that Ehlers' playoff resume will haunt him until he overcomes it. Nothing is promised on that front, and it's looking less and less likely that he'll get the opportunity to improve upon that resume in Winnipeg. The Jets are indeed in the process of a head coaching search — one wonders if new leadership could change what seems like an inevitable exit — but I believe that Ehlers will be shopped ahead of the NHL Draft." Ates said.

He added, "Ehlers has been shopped before, but never so seriously that talks reached the boiling point. Things could be different this summer."

Then this past week, David Pagnotta added more fuel to the fire regarding Ehlers and trade possibilities as the 28-year-old forward has reportedly told the Jets that he's not interested in signing a contract extension.
"According to a well-placed source close to the Jets, Ehlers is not interested in signing a contract extension with the club and that is primarily why Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is exploring his options via the trade market." Pagnotta said.

Ehlers, a native of Aalborg, Denmark appeared in all 82 games during the regular season for Winnipeg where he had the seventh 20+ goal campaign of his NHL career. In those 82 games, Ehlers had 61 points (25 goals, 36 assists), 29 penalty minutes and was a plus-27. He added two assists in five games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the trade market heats up in the coming weeks, all eyes will be on the Winnipeg Jets and Nikolaj Ehlers to see if something will be able to get done in order to give the Danish forward a fresh start elsewhere.
Source: The Winnipeg Sun
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