October 23rd, 2020

Winnipeg Jets reacquire centre Paul Stastny from Vegas Golden Knights


By The Canadian Press on October 9, 2020.

Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save on Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) during first period NHL Western Conference final playoff action in Edmonton, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

WINNIPEG – Paul Stastny is heading back to the Winnipeg Jets.

Winnipeg reacquired the 34-year-old centre from the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday in exchange for defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL draft.

Stastny registered 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 71 regular-season appearances for Vegas last season. He added three goals and six assists in 18 playoff games.

The native of Quebec City spent part of the 2017-18 season in Winnipeg, putting up 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 19 games.

Originally drafted 44th overall by Colorado in 2005, Stastny also played eight seasons for the Avalanche and three for the St. Louis Blues.

Stastny is entering the final year of a three-year deal worth an average US$6.5 million per year.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 9, 2020.

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