NHL Insider Clears up speculation around Mark Scheifele

Published September 22, 2023 at 7:50 PM

The Winnipeg Jets' summer thus far has been an interesting one, as they've made one massive trade, with many fans and analysts expecting more to come with the likes of Connor Hellebuyck and Mark Scheifele potentially on the move.

An extension incoming?


While there's plenty of reports out there that have stated the Jets forward has asked for a trade, it appears that may not be the case, as the two sides have still engaged in extension talks.

According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the trade request was never a thing at all, and now, the two sides continue to talk, although it's likely that they've now tabled those talks until the season begins.

Some things that need to be clarified: Scheifele has never asked for a trade, nor has he said he doesn't want to extend in Winnipeg but they're going to park it for now and just get the season going.

A Jets icon remains in Winnipeg?

Over 723 impressive games with the Jets, Scheifele has tallied 272 goals and 645 points, and if they to believe they can make a Stanley Cup push in 2023-24, Scheifele will be a key part of that.

Ultimately, it's unlikely that he's traded anytime soon, and while an extension may not be happening, things would certainly have to change between now and the trade deadline for a trade to occur.

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NHL Insider Clears up speculation around Mark Scheifele

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