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Jets Re-accquire Matt Henricks From Minnesota

Well, the trade deadline has come and go yet there are still a few trades coming down the line leaving Jets fans wondering what was next.  There have been a few announcements but nothing like the head scratching announcement that that the Winnipeg Jets have re-acquired center Matt Hendricks from the Minnesota Wild for a 2019 7th round pick.

Winnipeg Jets fans will remember the 37 year old, 6 foot center man who spent the 2017-2018 season here as a fourth line center.  During his time in Winnipeg,  he was well regarded as a locker room guy with players frequently commenting that they really enjoyed having him around. His one season stay with Winnipeg netted him 5 goals, 8 assists, playing 60 games total including 5 post-season games.

Growing up in a military household, Hendricks started a charity initiative called Hendricks’s Heroes in  Winnipeg, a feature that celebrated local military veterans. To date his charity has donated over 3 million dollars in equipment, game tickets and more to military families across North America.

When the Jets passed on him in the off-season, he signed a 1 year term with the Wild at $700,000. Hendricks has played 22 games with the Minnesota Wild this season, marking two assists during this time.  Hendricks has been out since Minnesota’s February 12th game against the Flyers with an upper body injury, missing 3 games and has been a healthy scratch since.

Matt Hendricks NHL Stats
Season Tm GP G A PTS +/- PIM S S% TSA ATOI BLK HIT TK GV
2008-09 COL 4 0 0 0 1 13 5 0.0 7 8:30 1 8 0 1
2009-10 COL 56 9 7 16 1 74 63 14.3 95 9:16 21 92 15 8
2010-11 WSH 77 9 16 25 -2 110 113 8.0 188 11:28 37 165 17 10
2011-12 WSH 78 4 5 9 -6 95 97 4.1 170 12:07 52 219 26 18
2012-13 WSH 48 5 3 8 -6 73 54 9.3 105 11:43 31 93 15 12
2013-14 TOT 77 5 2 7 -11 112 102 4.9 160 12:44 59 180 19 14
2013-14 NSH 44 2 2 4 -5 54 53 3.8 79 11:33 28 92 10 5
2013-14 EDM 33 3 0 3 -6 58 49 6.1 81 14:19 31 88 9 9
2014-15 EDM 71 8 8 16 -14 76 103 7.8 172 13:09 72 220 31 15
2015-16 EDM 68 5 7 12 2 82 62 8.1 118 13:14 68 175 14 20
2016-17 EDM 42 4 3 7 -3 29 42 9.5 61 10:45 39 79 10 9
2017-18 WPG 60 5 8 13 -1 39 56 8.9 87 9:25 42 123 16 12
2018-19 MIN 22 0 2 2 -2 19 20 0.0 35 8:59 5 31 5 9
Career 11 yrs 603 54 61 115 -41 722 717 7.5 1198 11:34 427 1385 168 128
  • NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! All this old, slow plug is going to do is send Appleton or Roslovic to the press box. I expect to hear Maurice praise what Hendricks brings to the room and forgets what he takes away on the ice. Big mistake.