With the trade deadline looming The St. Louis Blues sent Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for prospect Erik Foley, a lottery protected 2018 first-round pick and a conditional 2020 fourth round pick.
In addition the Blues will retain 50 percent of Stastny’s remaining contract.
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Foley, 20, was drafted 78th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 2015. The 6’0, 185-pound forward has dressed in 32 games for Providence College this season, posting 34 points.
“It’s tough, it’s emotional. Theres been a lot going on in my head for the last 20 hours or whatever. It’s tough leaving these guys. When I look on paper I see how quality of a team [Winnipeg] they are, if I can be a piece for them for a long extended run,” Stastny said.
Stastny has been one of the lone productive players serving as a the teams top line centerman, especially on face-offs. Stastny registered 40 points for the Blues this season, fourth most behind Brayden Schenn, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.