Jets Acquire Jay Harrison

Winnipeg Jets trade for Jay Harrison

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenceman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 6th round draft pick in 2015 (acquired from Ottawa at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft).

Position:  Defence    Shoots:  Left

Born:  Nov. 3, 1982   Born:  Oshawa, ON
Height:  6’4  Weight:  220 
Drafted:  2001  Team:  Toronto Maple Leafs  Round: 3  Overall:  82

2013-14 Stats:  Games: 62  G: 4  A: 11  Pts: 15  PIM: 44  Plus/Minus: -1

NHL Totals:  Games: 337  G: 21  A: 49  Pts: 70  PIM: 337 Plus/Minus: -31

With the Winnipeg Jets defensive corp being decimated by injuries at the NHL and AHL level they have dealt the 6th round draft pick they acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for rugged defenceman Jay Harrison.

Harrison, 32, has played in a total of 337 NHL games spread over 10 professional seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs & Carolina Hurricanes.  The Oshawa, ON native entered the NHL with the Maple Leafs during the 2005-06 season.  Harrison’s scoring line is 70 points (21G, 49A) and 337 penalty minutes during his 337 game NHL career.  Jay Harrison was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round, 82nd overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

The Winnipeg Jets also announced they have placed defenceman Jacob Trouba on IR retroactive to Dec. 14/14.

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