The Jets have acquired a third round pick from the Canucks for Kyle Connor

The Winnipeg Jets have made a blockbuster trade that sent forward Kyle Connor to Vancouver in exchange for a third-round pick.

The move was announced by the Jets on Tuesday afternoon and comes as the Canucks look to add to their roster, after trading Connor to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Connor had two goals and seven points in 32 games with the Kings last season.

He has scored seven goals in 18 games with Winnipeg this season, including a career-high six goals in a 6-4 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

The 29-year-old winger is one of the most accomplished prospects in the league and has an NHL-leading 26 goals and 51 points in 55 games with Los Angeles this season.

The Jets have had a strong summer, trading for defenceman Brandon Carlo, goalie Connor Hellebuyck and forwards Brendan Lemieux and Connor Carrick.

They have also acquired forward Mattias Ekholm, defenceman Noah Hanifin and defenceman Adam Lowry.

The Canucks, meanwhile, have added defenseman Brandon Sutter and defencemen Daniel Sedin and Michael Chaput.