Winnipeg Jets all-star goalie Connor Hellebyck has been in the NHL trade rumors mill since the Jets’ season ended in April.
Hellebuyck is seeking a new contract extension with a salary of $9.5 million a year. The Jets are weary of committing to a long-term contract of that value, which has led to rumors of him being traded.
Will the Winnipeg Jets trade Connor Hellebuyck
Connor Hellebuyck does not own a no-trade clause which allows the Winnipeg Jets to trade the Vezina Trophy-winning goalie to any team of their choice.
The issue right now is his $6.17 million salary cap hit and a $7.5 million salary owed to him this year, which few teams want to touch.
NHL trade rumors still have the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils interested in a Hellebuyck trade, but he is likely starting the season in Winnipeg and will be an NHL trade deadline deal.