New Jersey Devils: 5 Trade Targets Who Could Turn This Ship Around

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Pierre-Luc Dubois-Winnipeg Jets (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Pierre-Luc Dubois

Pierre-Luc Dubois was traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Winnipeg Jets during the 2020-2021 season after growing increasingly frustrated by the fact that he had to live in Ohio. *ducks*

In his first full season in Winnipeg, ‘PLD’ rediscovered his scoring touch and playmaking ability, scoring a career-high 28 goals and reaching 60 points for the first time since the 2018-19 season.

Having just turned 24 at the end of June and a pending RFA at the end of this season, Dubois could find himself on the trade block yet again. The Quebec native had been rumored to be seeking a return home to Montreal at many points over the last few years. And, before he landed in Winnipeg, the New Jersey Devils were rumored to have done their homework on Dubois.

Although the 6’3″ Dubois is a natural center, he has experience playing left wing and isn’t afraid to make hits and get in people’s faces. Depending on what the Devils’ coaching staff decides to do with players like Dawson Mercer and Erik Haula, Dubois could find himself playing in many different roles, including filling in for the oft-injured Nico Hischier.

As a pending RFA, Dubois could leverage himself out of Winnipeg very easily, meaning a discounted cost for potential suitors, including the New Jersey Devils.