Jets deal Copp to Rangers for pair of conditional 2nd-round picks

Posted: 22/03/2022 in NHL
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The Winnipeg Jets traded versatile forward Andrew Copp and a 2023 sixth-round pick to the New York Rangers in exchange for a pair of conditional second-rounders, a 2023 fifth-round pick, and prospect Morgan Barron, the team announced Monday.

The one second-round pick becomes a first-rounder if the Rangers make it to the Eastern Conference Final and Copp plays 50% of the games. The other second-rounder will either be the 2022 second-round pick that originally belonged to the St. Louis Blues or the Rangers’ own second-round pick in 2023 – it’s Winnipeg’s choice.

Copp recorded 13 goals and 22 assists in 56 games while averaging 19:48 of ice time per contest for the Jets this season. He’s played center and wing and excels on both the power play and penalty kill.

The 27-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent with a cap hit of $3.64 million.

New York also added Tyler Motte on Monday and Frank Vatrano on Wednesday to shore up its forward depth and then made a defensive addition in Justin Braun.

Barron, meanwhile, was a Rangers’ sixth-round pick in 2017. The 6-foot-4 center has recorded a goal and an assist in 18 career NHL games. The 23-year-old has spent most of this season in the AHL, where he’s produced 15 points in 25 games.

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