Well then. After supposedly hiring Mike Babcock as their next head coach, the Jackets were quick to get started with their next bit of off-season business: solidifying their blueline. In acquiring Ivan Provorov, they take a big step in that direction.
Drafted 7th overall at the 2015 NHL Draft – one slot ahead of Zach Werenski – Provorov went to the Philadelphia Flyers with much anticipation. After a promising early start to his career, he fell off the radar a bit over the last couple of seasons, eventually leading to a separation between the two sides – which led to this trade from the Flyers’ end.