Report: Rangers Trade Kevin Hayes to Winnipeg for Brendan Lemieux, 1st-Round Pick
The Rangers are trading center Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets in return for forward Brendan Lemieux, a first-round pick, and a conditional draft pick, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.
This potential WPG-NYR deal is WPG 2019 first-round pick, Brendan Lemieux and a conditional pick in exchange for Kevin Hayes. Believe an agreement is in place but trade call not set yet.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 25, 2019
Lemieux, 22, has nine goals and two assists in 44 games this season. The son of former NHLer Claude Lemieux is a physical, checking forward. He has upside as a bottom-six forward.
The first-round pick is Winnipeg’s 2019 selection, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.
UPDATE: Per The Athletic’s Craig Custance, the Rangers will also receive a 2022 fourth-round pick if Winnipeg wins the Stanley Cup this season.