Canucks trade Benn, acquire Bowey in two separate trade deadline deals

Apr 12 2021, 7:25 pm

The Vancouver Canucks have made two more moves on trade deadline day.

Jordie Benn has been traded to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

The Canucks have also acquired 25-year-old defenceman Madison Bowey and a 2021 fifth-round pick from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round pick.

Benn is a pending unrestricted free agent, as he’s in the last year of a contract carrying a $2 million cap hit. The Victoria native has nine points (1-8-9) in 31 games this season, playing 14:40 per game.

Bowey is signed through next season, on a contract carrying a $725,000 cap hit. A 6-foot-2, 202-pound right-shot defenceman, Bowey has appeared in just two NHL games this season. He has 40 points (5-35-40) in 156 NHL games with the Blackhawks, Red Wings, and Capitals during his career.

In acquiring Bowey, a defenceman who was available on waivers earlier this season, the Canucks give themselves more flexibility for the upcoming Seattle expansion draft, as they need to expose a defenceman with NHL experience.

After predicting a quiet trade deadline for his team, Jim Benning was relatively busy today, completing three separate deals. Benning also traded Adam Gaudette to the Blackhawks earlier in the day.

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