Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made it official on Wednesday, signing defenseman Darnel Nurse to a two-year deal.
The team has also acquired forwards Jacob Trouba and Patrick Maroon from the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nurse, 23, has played in the AHL this season after spending the previous two seasons in the ECHL with the Binghamton Senators.
He was acquired by the Jets from the New Jersey Devils in a four-player trade in June.
The 6-foot-2, 206-pound forward appeared in 70 games with the Senators last season and had six goals and seven assists.
He scored eight goals in 51 regular season games for the AHL club, recording a +1 rating and earning a pair of points.
This past season, Nurse scored five goals and 12 points in 25 games for Providence College.
“Darnel is an elite prospect and he has the physical tools to be a difference-maker on the blue line,” Chevendayoff said in a statement.
“He is a tremendous skater, has a high hockey IQ, and will be a great fit for our team as a center.”
Nurses signing makes him the second defenseman the Jets have acquired since the start of the season.
The Jets also signed goaltender Kyle Quincey, who spent last season in the Finnish Hockey League.
Quincey was acquired in a trade with the Nashville Predators on March 6.
A native of Bismarck, N.D., Quinceys goal and point totals last season were a combined 4-4-2 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.
He played in 70 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Chicago and Boston, totaling 23 goals and 32 assists for 64 points.
Quinceys brother, Dylan, has spent the last four seasons in Sweden, where he made 38 appearances with the Nordiques from 2010-14.
Quinns father, John, played for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 2010 to 2014 and was a two time Norris Trophy finalist.
In addition to Nurse, the Jets acquired forward Michael Frolik, defenseman Zach Bogosian, goalie Kyle Quade and forward Jordan Nolan from the Flyers in a three-team trade on March 5.
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