The Vancouver Canucks have made two more moves on trade deadline day.

Jordie Benn has been traded to the Winnipeg Jets, according to multiple reports. The Canucks are getting a sixth-round pick in return, according to a report from Thomas Drance of The Athletic.

The Canucks have also acquired 25-year-old defenceman Madison Bowey and a 2021 fifth-round pick from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round pick, according to a report from Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy.

Benn is a pending unrestricted free agent as he’s in the last year of a contract carrying a $2 million cap hit. The Victoria native has nine points (1-8-9) in 31 games this season, playing 14:40 per game.

Bowey is signed through next season, on a contract carrying a $725,000 cap hit. A 6-foot-2, 202-pound defenceman, Bowey has appeared in just two NHL games this season. He has 40 points (5-35-40) in 156 games with the Blackhawks, Red Wings, and Capitals.

In acquiring Bowey, a defenceman who was available on waivers earlier this season, the Canucks give themselves more flexibility for the Seattle expansion draft, as they need to expose a defenceman with NHL experience.

After predicting a quiet trade deadline for his team, Jim Benning was one of the busier general managers in the league today, completing three separate deals. Benning also traded Adam Gaudette to the Blackhawks earlier in the day.

More to come…

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