There is a great possibility that the Winnipeg Jets want draft selections to be included in a trade for Connor Hellebuyck. Nobody would question that. The Devils could include lower-ranked prospects and include their 2024 first-round pick. Obviously, if they traded that for Hellebuyck, they’d be hoping it becomes pick 32.
The fourth-round pick would be an added selection to push Winnipeg to make such a trade. That’s not a bad idea at all.
Seamus Casey is a very good young defenseman. He played last season with Luke Hughes at the University of Michigan. He clearly focused his game on his skills, while Luke Hughes worked on his two-way game a lot more (and still racked up the points).
This year at Michigan, Casey will be doing what Luke did last year as their number-one defenseman. It should be so fun to watch. Winnipeg would love to get a guy like that for Hellebuyck.
Cam Squires was drafted in the fourth round of the 2023 NHL Draft and made an impression at the prospect showcase a few weeks ago. It should be fun to see his development over the next few years.
Of course, getting a trade done doesn’t guarantee anything in terms of winning but it would give them a greater chance.