Jets acquire Cody Eakin from Golden Knights for conditional pick


Vegas Golden Knights' Cody Eakin celebrates after scoring a goal on Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Golden Knights won 1-0. (Derik Hamilton/AP)

The Winnipeg Jets are to acquire centre Cody Eakin from the Vegas Golden Knights for a conditional 2021 fourth round draft pick, Sportsnet can confirm.

The pick could be made a third rounder should the Jets make the playoffs or re-sign Eakin, who is a pending unrestricted free agent.

Eakin, 28, has four goals and six assists in 41 games this season for the Golden Knights. It’s a sharp downturn from the 22 goals and 19 assists in 78 last year.

He has previously played for the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals and is a Winnipeg native.

February 21, 2020 - 5:39 pm ET
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  • Fourth-round pick (2021 conditional)
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