Report: Jets have been offered 1st-round pick, prospect in exchange for Ladd
Since locking up defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year extension, all eyes have been on the Winnipeg Jets to see if captain Andrew Ladd will be moved ahead of the Feb. 29 trade deadline, and it appears general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is already busy on the phones.
The Jets are believed to have received an offer of a first-round pick plus a prospect, TSN's Gary Lawless reports.
Six teams currently in playoff position - the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Washington Capitals - are believed to be interested in the 30-year-old's services, according to Lawless.
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The report also cites an NHL executive who says the Jets may get more than a pick and a prospect with so much league-wide interest in the 11-year veteran.
Ladd has 33 points in 58 games this season, and is on pace for his fifth 20-goal campaign in the past six seasons. He has won a pair of Stanley Cups; one with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, and one with the Blackhawks in 2010.
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