Which Winnipeg Jets Contracts are Set to Expire at End of 21-22 Season?

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2. Forwards (UFAs)

The Winnipeg Jets have four forwards who are due to be unrestricted free agents during the next offseason.

Andrew Copp

Last offseason, Copp was a restricted free agent and with limited cap space, the Jets front office was able to sign Copp to a one-year deal with an AAV of $3,640,000.

Copp is currently third on the Jets with 26 points and is on pace to have his best career offensive season. There is no doubt that the twenty-seven-year-old will be a highly sought after free agent if the Jets do not resign him.

Paul Stastny

Just like Copp, Stastny’s contract also expired last summer and he was a UFA. The veteran forward took a decrease in pay to join the Jets this season. His contract that he signed in July of 2018 with the Vegas Golden Knights and expired at the end of the 2021 season had an AAV of $6,500,000, while his contract for this season is worth 3,750,000.

The thirty-six-year-old Stastny is currently in his sixteenth season in the NHL and he has played in over 1,000 NHL games.

C.J. Suess and Luke Johnson

Both Suess’s and Johnson’s contracts carry an AAV of $750,000. Suess has appeared in three games with Winnipeg this season, while Johnson has yet to get called up.