Paul Stastny was traded to the Winnipeg Jets by the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday for Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Stastny, a 34-year-old center, scored 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 71 games with Vegas last season and nine points (three goals, six assists) in 18 postseason games. The Golden Knights lost to the Dallas Stars in five games in the Western Conference Final.
He has one season remaining on a three-year, $19.5 million contract (average annual value $6.5 million) he signed with Vegas on July 1, 2018, and can become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
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Stastny returns to the Jets, who acquired him from the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 26, 2018. He scored 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 19 regular-season games with the Jets and had 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games to help them advance to the conference final, where they were defeated by the Golden Knights in five games.
Selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (No. 44) of the 2005 NHL Draft, Stastny has scored 726 points (250 goals, 476 assists) in 945 games with the Golden Knights, Jets, Blues and Avalanche. He has 67 points (25 goals, 42 assists) in 97 playoff games
Dahlstrom, a 25-year-old defenseman, had one assist in 15 games with the Jets last season. Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (No. 51) of the 2013 NHL Draft, he has 10 assists in 64 regular-season games with the Jets and Blackhawks.