The Winnipeg Jets have sent a 2015 6th round pick to the Carolina Hurricanes for defenseman Jay Harrison. The pick they sent originally belonged to the Senators.
The Jets put Jacob Trouba on the IR retroactive to the 14th. They announced earlier today that Mark Stuart will be out until February. They are also without defensemen Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian long-term, and needed to act quickly in acquiring a defenseman as the Christmas roster freeze was about to go into effect.
The 32-year old Harrison was drafted 82nd overall in the third round of the 2001 draft by the Maple Leafs. He carries a $1.5 million cap hit and salary, and is under contract until the end of next year.
- Elliotte Friedman: The Hurricanes will retain about 25 percent of Harrison’s salary.
- Craig Custance: Told the Hurricanes will retain 30 percent of Harrison’s salary.
- Ken Wiebe: “Harrison, 32, is very thoughtful and a solid third pairing guy who can chip in on the PK. Nice addition at a low cost for #NHLJets”
- Gary Lawless: “Cheveldayoff was working on a deal since Tuesday morning. Didn’t want to overpay. Basically he took salary from Carolina to get Harrison”
- Chip Alexander: “Jay Harrison, traded to the Jets, will be missed. Good man. Good guy in the room.”