Steve Mason Joel Armia and two draft picks were sent to the Montreal Canadiens for defender Simon Bourque on Saturday by the Winnipeg Jets.
The Canadiens also traded earned a seventh round in the 2019 NHL Draft and a fourth round in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Mason was 5-6-1 with a 3.24 goals – against the average, a sure percentage of .906 and a shutout for the jets this season. Winnipeg signed the 30-year-old goalkeeper to a $ 8.2 million two-year contract ($ 4.1
Mason played 476 NHL games (458 starts) with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Jets. He is 205-183-64 with a 2.70 GAA, a .911 save percentage, and 34 shutouts. He won the Calder Trophy as the top rookie of the NHL with the Blue Jackets in 2008-09  Armia, a 25-year-old striker, had 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) in 79 games for the jets this season and two goals in 13 playoffs in the Stanley Cup. He has 58 points (26 goals, 32 assists) in 180 NHL games during four NHL seasons with buffalo sabers and jets.
The Sabers chose Armia in the first round (No. 16) in the 2011 NHL Draft, traded to Winnipeg along with defender Tyler Myers forward Drew Stafford a candidate and one first choice in the 2015 NHL draft for striker Evander Kane bes enseman Zach Bogosian and a prospectus dated February 11, 2015.
Armia, who signed a two-year contract on July 14, 2016 signed an average annual value of $ 925,000, may become a limited free agent from July 1. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Tuesday he was trying to find ways to free up space in the cap, hoping that Center Paul Stastny who can become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.
"Given our cap situation, there are many moving parts," said Cheveldayoff, who described talks with Statsny as ongoing. "We had a great exit interview together, and that's really my only assessment, it has not changed, we know the cap number now, and it's time to go to work."
The Jets acquired Stastny in a deal with the St Louis Blues on February 26 for two designs and a prospect. Stastny had 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 19 regular season games for the Jets and 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 17 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs, helping the Jets to reach the Western Conference final. 19659002] After trading with Armia, the Jets have seven players who can become free agents on July 1, including No. 1 Goalkeeper Connor Hellebuyck who was 44-11-9 with a 2.36 goals-against -Average and .922 saved percentage and was finalist for Vezina Trophy.
His 44 won profits Andrei Vasilevskiy lead the Tampa Bay Lightning for the league and break Tom Barrasso's NHL record season for the most victories of a US born goalkeeper (43 at the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992 -93). His nine straight victories at the end of the regular season are a franchise record.
Defensemen Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey can also become free agents. In addition, the jets look ahead as strikers Blake Wheeler Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor are entering their final year of ongoing contracts.
"We are more focused on getting our own players under a specific race number," said Cheveldayoff. "Since the Stanley Cup final, the hockey business has started."
Bourque, a 21-year-old defender, was selected by the Canadiens in the sixth round (# 177) of the 2015 NHL Draft. He has had three assists in 46 games with Laval of the American Hockey League this season.