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Rutger McGroarty trade destinations: What could the Jets get back?

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Rutger McGroarty trade talks have begun. A league source reveals that McGroarty has attracted interest from multiple teams. A trade is expected before the NHL Draft and could involve roster players or future assets, depending on McGroarty’s destination. McGroarty, a 20-year-old player from Michigan, had an impressive college season and led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2024 world juniors. Several teams, including the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, and San Jose Sharks, have shown interest in acquiring McGroarty. Winnipeg Jets could potentially pursue defenseman David Jiricek or Denton Mateychuk in a trade.