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RUMOR: Seth Jones could join brother after Duncan Keith’s Blackhawks departure

Seth Jones, Blackhawks

It felt as though it was an end of an era in Windy City when the Chicago Blackhawks decided to ship veteran defenseman Duncan Keith to the Edmonton Oilers for Caleb Jones and a future pick in the third round. With a hole on their blue line due to Keith’s departure, it wouldn’t be too shabby for the Blackhawks if they would be able to land Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones.

Not one gear is in motion right now when it comes to a possible Seth Jones trade to Chicago, but with his brother now a Blackhawk, perhaps that could make the team an enticing destination for Seth, who has one more year left on his current deal before it expires at the end of the 2021-22 NHL season.

This trade idea has also been floated by Mark Scheig:

It’s worth noting too that Seth Jones has a Modified No-trade Clause in his contract, which means that he can submit a list of up to 10 teams he does not want to be sent to. The Blackhawks not being part of that list would be a step forward to a possible deal between the Blue Jackets and Chicago, who have concocted trades with each other in the past.

Getting Seth Jones would be a shot in the arm of the Blackhawks’ defense and get them a young, elite blueliner that could be their anchor on that side of the ice.

Jones has played 381 regular season games with 50 goals and 173 assists so far in his pro career.