Hockey: Niederreiter heads for Winnipeg

Hockey: Niederreiter takes the road to Winnipeg


The Nashville Predators appear to have finally sided with the sellers ahead of the trade deadline. Forward Nino Niederreiter headed to Winnipeg on Saturday. 

In return, the Jets gave up a 2024 second-round pick, according to Sportsnet.

Niederreiter, 30, signed a two-year deal with an average annual value of $4 million last July. He will therefore become an unrestricted free agent after the 2023-2024 campaign.

With the “Preds”, the Swiss has still done well this season. He is heading into his sixth season of 20 or more goals, having scored 18 goals and 28 points in 56 games.

The former New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Hurricanes Carolina has 199 goals and 396 points in 788 career games.

Kinkaid is moving to Colorado

Earlier in the day, the Boston Bruins made a minor trade by sending goaltender Keith Kinkaid to the Colorado Avalanche in return for center Shane Bowers.

Kinkaid, who notably made an unsuccessful stint in the organization of the Montreal Canadiens during the 2019-2020 season, played only one game with the “Oursons”. He spent the rest of the season with the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

As for him, Bowers played his first and only game in the National Hockey League in 2022-2023. First-round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2017, he was involved in the monster trade that made Matt Duchene a member of the “Sens”.