Winnipeg Jets Front Office Deserves Praise for Stanley’s New Contract

Winnipeg Jets, Logan Stanley (64). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Winnipeg Jets, Logan Stanley (64). Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports /

On August 8th, the Winnipeg Jets made headlines as they announced they signed Logan Stanley, who was a restricted free agent (“RFA”), to a new two-year contract.

The terms of Stanley’s new contract were interesting to many considering the average annual value (“AAV”) that the Jets signed Stanley too.

Stanley’s contract is for two years as it expires in the 2023 offseason and has an AAV of $900,000 per season.

The Winnipeg Jets Front Office deserves praise for Logan Stanley’s contract

Earlier in the offseason, our site has an article predicting the years and AAV of each contract the Jets’ 2021 restricted free agents were going to sign this offseason. You can read that article by clicking the link here.

During that article, I compared Stanley to players including Andrej Sekera, Jan Rutta, and Brayden McNabb. I did predict that Stanley would get a two-year contract, but when looking at Stanley and comparable players along with his entry-level contract that carried an AAV of $1,075,833, with performance bonuses, my prediction was that Stanley would get an AAV of around $1,750,000.

But Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Jets management team were actually able to lower Stanley’s AAV from $1,075,833 to $900,000, while also agreeing that Stanley will be an RFA when this deal expires and the front office deserves an immense amount of credit for that.

At the time Stanley signed, the Jets were in a tight cap squeeze and they also needed to sign other RFAs including Neal Pionk, Andrew Copp, and Johnathan Kovacevic (all of which, they did sign after Stanley).

When you take that all into perspective, Winnipeg’s front office did an absolutely fantastic job in signing Stanley and the terms of his contract.

The Jets front office has to pull off more magic before the 21-22 season begins as the Jets are projected to be around $5,000,000 over the salary cap. Stay tuned to our site for all your Winnipeg Jets news as the Jets make more roster moves before the upcoming season!

Winnipeg Jets Fans: Are you happy with all of the terms of Stanley’s new deal with the Winnipeg Jets? Leave your comments below!

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