Brenden Dillon traded to the Winnipeg Jets for two 2nd round picks.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 27, 2021
The 30-year-old Dillon still has three seasons on the contract, each season capped at 3.9 million US dollars, but now he will join a Jets that desperately need defensive help.
He played in all 56 games for the Capitals last season and contributed 2 goals and 17 assists. The left-handed shot worked well with Trevor van Riemsdyk (Trevor van Riemsdyk), but because the team’s salary cap was fixed at $81.5 million and the defensive team was full, someone had to leave.
Faced with the high cost of the salary cap, the team needs to take at least one action to clear the salary cap space, and Dillon is one of them. As a player in Washington, his offensive ability is not well-known, but his defensive performance is very good, even if not one of the team’s best true defensive defenders.