Pens – Jets Trade Talks

The Pittsburgh Penguins have pursued a trade for 23 year old forward Jack Roslovic of the Winnipeg Jets. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman called the Penguins a team being strongly interested in Roslovic who is currently a restricted free agent and has asked for a trade from Winnipeg.

An NHL sources confirms Roslovic has been a player the Penguins have been monitoring on the market.

A first round pick in the 2015 draft (25th overall), Roslovic had 12 goals and 29 points in 77 games for the Jets last season. In his career he has 26 goals and 67 points in 180 games. Some teams consider Roslovic a potential high upside third line level player, while others believe Roslovic is a bit of a headache to bring on, sources say.

Roslovic, a Columbus native, has made winds for over a year in a half in wanting out of Winnipeg. At age 21 in the summer of 2019, he fired his agent and hired former NHLer Claude Lemieux due to a desire to pursue a trade out of Winnipeg, citing a lack of playing time.

A year later here he is still seeking a trade.

Lemieux has told interested teams Roslovic wants a bigger role, specifically a defined power play role and to PLAY CENTER (full-time).

What makes Roslovic intriguing is that he’s versatile in playing wing and center. The desire to play center has been an interesting dilemma for teams that have considered Roslovic as scouts feel he’s better suited at wing. [/hide]