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We Now Know Where Hellebuyck and Scheifele Will Play Next Season

Published September 14, 2023 at 6:17 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE

With all of the rumours and storylines circulating this offseason regarding Connor Hellebuyck and Mark Scheifele, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has confirmed where they will be playing next season.

Hellebuyck and Scheifele to Stay in Winnipeg



At the NHL GMs meeting last Friday, NHL insiders Pierre LeBrun and Michael Russo reported that Cheveldayoff is no longer looking to trade Scheifele or Hellebuyck.

«The narrative took on a life of its own,» said the Jets GM. He believes his club remains in a «real good, competitive spot» following their off-season changes.



There's no doubt that Scheifele and Hellebuyck were the center of trade talks for the Jets this offseason, as both players enter the last year of their contracts with the Jets. Both have stated that they want to stay in Winnipeg, however, they have not signed an extension.


Trade's not out of the Question?



Cheveldayoff faces the classic conundrum of deciding whether or not to keep Hellebuyck and Scheifele as "owned rentals" this year, allowing them to walk next summer in free agency, or trading them before the deadline. If he chooses the latter, he will face significant pressure to get a deal done by the deadline that will make the Jets a more contending team.

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The other option, of course, is for both to sign an extension with the club. Cheveldayoff aims to resume talks with both players once training camp begins.

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We Now Know Where Hellebuyck and Scheifele Will Play Next Season

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