Jets re-sign veteran Stastny to one-year, $3.75 million deal; acquire defenceman Dillon from Capitals

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Winnipeg Jets centre Paul Stastny (left) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers in Winnipeg with Nikolaj Ehlers on Tues., Jan. 26, 2021. Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network Photo by Kevin King /Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun Article content

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff had a busy Monday night, re-upping veteran forward Paul Stastny while also swinging a trade with the Washington Capitals for defenceman Brenden Dillon.


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The Stastny deal clocks in at one year and $3.75 million for the 35-year-old, who scored 13 goals and added 16 assists in 56 games with the Jets this past season.

The Jets acquired Stastny a year earlier from the Vegas Golden Knights for defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The Quebec City native played in this final year of a three-year, $19.5 million deal initially signed with the Golden Knights during the truncated 2020-21 season and was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.

Cheveldayoff then dipped his feet into the trade market on Monday night, acquiring Dillon from the Capitals for two second-round draft picks — one in 2022 and another in 2023.

A left-handed shot, Dillon, 30, is coming into the second year of a four-year, $15.6 million ($3.9 million annual average value)…

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