Maple Leafs Acquire Nic Petan from Winnipeg

TORONTO, ONT – The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired forward Nic Petan from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Par Lindholm.

Petan, 23, has appeared in 13 games with the Jets during the 2018-19 season and registered a pair of assists. In 108 career NHL games, all with Winnipeg, he has registered 23 points (5 goals, 18 assists). Petan has also skated in 108 career AHL games with the Manitoba Moose and registered 89 career points (28 goals, 61 assists). Prior to beginning his professional career, the Delta, British Columbia native skated in 252 games with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) and registered 358 career points (110 goals, 248 assists), capturing the WHL title in 2012-13 while finishing that season as the top scorer in the Canadian Hockey League with 120 points (46 goals, 74 assists). Internationally, Petan has represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in 2014 and 2015, capturing a gold medal at the 2015 tournament in Toronto and Montreal.

Jets sign Nic Petan to one-year contract

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Nic Petan on a one-year, two-way contract worth $874,125 in the NHL.

Petan, 23, played in 15 games for the Jets last year where he had a pair of goals along with six penalty minutes. He also played 52 games for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose and recorded 52 points (15G, 37A) and 24 PIMs in the regular season. He then added another four points (1G, 3A) and eight PIMs in nine AHL playoff games. The Delta, BC native has played three professional seasons with the Jets organization where he’s played 95 games in the NHL and collected 21 points (5G, 16A) and 28 PIMs.

Winnipeg Jets Nic Petan Has New Lease on Life

WINNIPEG, MAN – As recently as March, it looked like Nic Petan’s time with the Winnipeg Jets was going to come to an end. The team had seemingly no room for the ultra-skilled but undersized forward, and he was languishing in the AHL.

Then, summer rolled around and the Jets cleaned house with some of their UFAs. While not all of the house-cleaning was their decision, the fact remains there are suddenly openings up front for the Jets.

Paul Stastny, the Jets prize trade deadline acquisition, is gone. Matt Hendricks, Joel Armia, and Shawn Matthias have all followed suit – Hendricks and Matthias via free agency, Armia via trade to Montreal.

Count this author among those sorry to see Armia go, as there was real untapped potential there, but if we’re talking untapped potential we have to talk about Petan. He posted over a point-per-game in the AHL last year, his best statistical season as a pro.