Trade: Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes make a trade.

Trade: Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes make a trade.

The Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes have made a trade on Saturday morning.

Jonathan Larivee

There has been a relatively minor trade in the NHL.

On Saturday morning, the Winnipeg Jets and Carolina Hurricanes struck a deal in what is a relatively minor trade involving just a single player.

That player, now former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dylan Coghlan, is headed to the Winnipeg Jets with very little coming back the other way for the Hurricanes. In fact, according to the official press release from the Winnipeg Jets, they have acquired Coghlan for the low, low cost of "future considerations."

Coghlan appeared in just a single game for the Hurricanes last season, recording no points and finishing that contest with a plus minus rating of -2, spending nearly the entire season with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League. Coghlan recorded 16 goals and 25 assists for a total of 41 points over his 61 AHL games with the Thunderbirds last season.

In spite of not playing much in the NHL last season, Coghlan does have a fair bit of NHL experience most of which he acquired during his time as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. Coghlan has appeared in a total of 106 NHL games during his career, scoring 6 goals and adding 16 assists for a total of 22 points. All of those have come during the regular season, with no NHL playoff experience to speak of for Coghlan.

Coghlan is currently a restricted free agent in need of a new contract.

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman hinted at this deal on Friday evening, with the Jets officially confirming the news moments ago.

There have been rumblings that this could involve a bigger deal between the two sides, but nothing has materialized on that front just yet.