Jets get Paul Stastny from Blues for prospect, first-rounder

The Winnipeg Jets signaled they are making a run for the Stanley Cup by trading a 2018 first-round pick to the St. Louis Blues for center Paul Stastny.

The Blues also get a fourth-round pick in 2020 and forward prospect Erik Foley. According to reports, St. Louis retains half of Stastny's salary this season.

Stastny, who carries a cap hit of $7 million, will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. The Blues explored re-signing the 32-year-old, but the sides didn't reach agreement.

Stastny has 12 goals and 28 assists this year after going for 18 and 22 last year.