NHL News: Sharks get Christian Jaros in a 3-way deal, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford resigns out of nowhere, and Jack Roslovic to debut in Columbus

We have a trade.

The San Jose Sharks have acquired defenseman Christian Jaros from the Ottawa Senators. A deal that also involved the Anaheim Ducks who acquired defenseman Trevor Carrick.

Ottawa obtains forward Jack Kopacka and the Sharks 7th round pick in the 2022 Draft.

NHL Trade: Sharks acquire Christian Jaros

San Jose first acquired Jack Kopacka from the Ducks in exchange for Trevor Carrick. They then flipped Kopacka and a 7th for Christian Jaros.

“Christian is a big right-shot defenseman who plays a physical game,” GM Doug Wilson said. “He is a young player with 76 games of NHL experience so far and has the ability to grow his game.”

The 24 year-old will provide some youth to the Sharks defense. He has 13 points in 76 NHL games to his credit.

NHL News: Jim Rutherford resigns for “personal reasons”

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Jim Rutherford believes trades will be difficult during pandemic (Getty Images)

The trade happy GM of the Penguins has resigned due to personal reasons. In his place, Patrik Allvin will take control as interim GM.

“It has been a great honor to serve as general manager of the Penguins, and to hang two more Stanley Cup banners at PPG Paints Arena,” Rutherford said. “I have so many people to thank, beginning with the owners, Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux, and team president David Morehouse. There always has been so much support from everyone involved with the Penguins, both on the hockey and business staffs, and, of course, from a special group of players led by¬†Sidney Crosby. The fans here have been tremendous to me and my family. I know it’s a little unusual to have this happen during a season, but just felt this was the right time to step away.”

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This is a stunning move and it appears that the deciding factor may have been where Rutherford wanted to take this team. It’s possible Jim was seeing the writing on the wall and was ready to start trading some of his older stars in order to rebuild the franchise.

NHL News: Jack Roslovic set to debut

Newly acquired center and Ohio native, Jack Roslovic will make his Jackets debut on Thursday.

The 23 year-old wanted a bigger opportunity and out of Winnipeg. The Blues Jackets immediately signed the RFA to a 2-year deal worth $3.8 million. He’s now in his hometown and ready to make his mark in Columbus.