Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that Alex Burmistrov wants out of Winnipeg, and will not sign a contract extension this summer. Lawless noted that Burmistrov, an RFA this summer, “wished to be traded at the deadline” and has “no intention of re-signing with the Jets.” Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was rumored to attempt to trade the young forward, and “the names Jakob Silfverberg, Drew Stafford and Kyle Okposo have all been attached to Burmistrov trade rumours.”
Burmistrov, a former top-ten pick, has 23 goals and 58 points in his 194 game NHL career. This includes an awful 4-6-10 line from this season and a spot on the bench for the final four games as a healthy scratch. There is a noted rift between Burmistrov and head coach Claude Noel, which is likely the main cause for Burmistrov’s desire to leave Winnipeg.