The Columbus Blue Jackets have been a disappointment this year as they were a team expected to contend for the playoffs instead of being the bottom feeders of the NHL.
The only good news about the horrid season they have had is they have a legit shot a drafting Connor Bedard at the 2023 NHL entry draft.
At the NHL trade deadline, the Blue Jackets acquired draft assets they are willing to move to improve the team for next season.
Blue Jackets looking to trade first-round draft pick for top-four defenseman
Pierre LeBrun was on TSN’s Insider Trading segment and reports Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen has let teams know that their 2023 first-round pick from the LA Kings is available for trade.
LeBrun went on to say in his TV hit that the Blue Jackets are seeking a top-four defenseman in return for the draft pick to replace defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov who was traded at the NHL trade deadline.