Fantasy Take: Seth Jones, Adam Boqvist Traded in Blockbuster Deal

Michael Clifford

2021-07-23

The rumours had been swirling basically all year that Seth Jones would be traded and that happened about an hour before the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. As had been rumoured, the Chicago Blackhawks have acquired the 26-year-old blue liner and subsequently extended him for seven years. It really took me a minute to get my head around all of this so I'll let Darren Dreger do the talking:

Dreger later corrected himself that it was an eight-year contract.

This is the full deal:

Right out of the gate, this probably makes Jones not roster-able in cap leagues. His absolute upside is a top-5 defenceman in multi-cat leagues, and he's being paid as a top-5 defenceman. In fact, he's being paid as a top-3 defenceman. Even if he's an elite fantasy blue liner, he's breaking even or losing value. If he's anything other than elite, he's an anchor of a contract. Pour one out tonight to anyone that had him in cap dynasty leagues.

Outside of cap leagues, there are a lot of implications to both sides of this deal.

What Chicago gets

As with Rasmus Ristolainen, this is a player that divides the hockey community. There are many an