Blue Jackets trade Seth Jones to Chicago Blackhawks

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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones, left, skates away as Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi, right, celebrates his game-winning goal with Filip Hronek and other teammates during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman and alternate captain Seth Jones has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, according to CBJ. The story was first reported by ESPN’s Emily Kaplan.

The Blue Jackets also traded the 32nd overall pick in Friday’s NHL Draft as well as a sixth round pick in 2022. In return, CBJ receive Chicago defenseman Adam Boqvist, the 12th overall pick in 2021, a second round pick this year and a 2022 first-round pick.

The Blue Jackets hold three first-round picks in the NHL Draft (No. 5, No. 12 and No. 26), which begins at 8:00 p.m.

Jones played in Columbus from 2016 to 2021 after spending his first three seasons with the Nashville Predators.

During his six years with CBJ, Jones contributed 223 points, played in 381 games and helped lead CBJ to four-straight playoff appearances from 2017 to 2020. Jones was also a key part of the club’s first Stanley Cup playoff series win in franchise history in 2019.

Boqvist, 20, was selected by Chicago in the first round, eighth overall, in the 2018 NHL Draft.  He has registered six goals and 23 assists for 29 points with 20 penalty minutes in 76 career NHL games with the Blackhawks.

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