Blue Jackets trade Seth Jones to Blackhawks
Seth Jones is being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, sources tell ESPN.
— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) July 23, 2021
It’s unknown what’s going back in return, but it appears it will be one player and picks:
For picks and a player. Trade call hasn’t happened yet. But Seth Jones indeed headed to Chicago https://t.co/C2Hb72F5BR
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) July 23, 2021
This is definitely a solid pickup for the Blackhawks. While the last couple of seasons haven’t been the best for Seth Jones, he’s still a top-tier defenseman who can definitely give Chicago some more solidity.
In 56 games last season, Jones scored five goals and notched 23 assists in 56 games. However, he had a -18 rating, which was one of the worst of his career to this point. A fresh start could be a good thing for Seth Jones after 6.5 years in Columbus.
The Blackhawks meanwhile missed out on the playoffs in 2020/21, going 24-25-7. They also gave up the second-most goals in the Central Division behind only the Blue Jackets. Hopefully, the acquisition of Seth Jones can help them next season.
The Texas native will be heading into his 10th year in the league after getting drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. It will be interesting to see what other trades happen in the coming days.