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Nikolaj Ehlers' future would be confirmed, and it's big for Montreal


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Elias Edmonson
June 8, 2024  (12:59)
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It will inevitably be over for forward Nikolaj Ehlers with the Winnipeg Jets, according to information from David Pagnotta, and it's significant for Kent Hughes.

It's significant because it adds another top-6 quality forward to the NHL trade market. The more there are, the higher the chances of acquiring an excellent player, and the lower the prices will be.
We mentioned to you recently that Ehlers would surprisingly be on the trade market in Winnipeg, and now the renowned David Pagnotta has revealed the how and why.

Nikolaj Ehlers does not want to sign a new contract with the Winnipeg Jets, and that is why he is on the trade market

This is another opportunity for Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton, who have already made some trades with the Jets. (including the one for Sean Monahan)
«Nikolaj Ehlers does not want to sign a contract extension in Winnipeg, which explains why he is available on the trade market.»

- David Pagnotta

So, here's a new name to add to the list. This summer is going to be busy!
It's effectively over for Ehlers in Winnipeg, and it's only a matter of time before a trade is announced. (the Jets won't risk losing him for nothing)
Ehlers, 28 years old, 6 feet tall, and 172 pounds, was drafted 9th overall in 2014. He has accumulated 457 points in 605 career NHL games and is an extraordinary skater.
This season, he scored 61 points in 82 games and is one of the best wingers in the NHL at 5-on-5. Ehlers is finishing a multi-year contract earning him $6 million per year.
Another story to follow and another potential top-6 forward for Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton.
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