Boone Jenner deserves a better NHL situation going forward
Boone Jenner has the rest of the year, 2024-25, and 2025-26 on his contract with a $3.75 million cap hit. He is 30 years old with a lot of good hockey left.
Jenner is currently the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets and he is also their All-Star representative heading to Toronto.
Seeing him traded is a little bit more of a long shot because of his contract stability but it would be great for him and his career. He is on this messy Blue Jackets team that isn't winning anytime soon with him there in his prime.
The Jackets have added a lot of good young talent but they aren't going to be a Cup contender for a while. They also wasted a year with Pascal Vincent because the Mike Babcock hiring blew up in their face. Jenner can't appreciate any of that either.
It is going to be fun seeing him at the All-Star Game. He deserves it after everything he's been through this year. It would also be cool to see him on another team that he could help win down the stretch.