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

Pierre-Luc Dubois #80, Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Pierre-Luc Dubois #80, Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Pierre-Luc Dubois #80, Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

1. Forwards (RFAs)

It will be extremely interesting to see how the Jets handle their eight RFA forward contracts this offseason.

Pierre-Luc Dubois

When Dubois was traded to the Jets last season, he had two years left on his contract that carried an AAV of $5,000,000.

Dubois performed below expectations in 2021, but he has found his game during this campaign and is currently second on the team in points.

Kristian Vesalainen

The twenty-two-year-old Vesalinen has played in more games this season (32) than any other year during his career. He also registered his first NHL goal this year.

His entry-level contract currently has a cap hit of $894,167.

Jansen Harkins

Harkins has one of the lowest AAVs among players on the Jets’ roster at $725,000. Harkins has been a key figure of Winnipeg’s bottom-six this year and is already at a career season-high in games played. He has three goals and three assists in 35 games.

David Gustafsson

The Jets’ former 2018 second-round draft pick has had some injury problems this season and has only played in two games this season.

The twenty-one-year-old’s current entry-level deal has an AAV of $817,500. In the AHL this season, Gustafsson has seven goals and nine assists in 23 games played.

Evgeny Svechnikov

Svechnikov joined the Winnipeg Jets franchise on a one-year deal during the past offseason and made the Jets’ opening night roster.

His contract has an AAV of $750,000. Svechnikov has played in 32 games this season and has three goals, seven assists, and a plus-four plus/minus.

Jeff Malott, Austin Poganski, Kristian Reichel

The reason why these three players are listed together is because they have not had a huge impact with the Jets during this season and have spent the majority of the year in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose.

Malott and Poganski both joined the Winnipeg Jets’ franchise on one-year contracts during the past offseason, while Reichel’s entry-level contract is expiring.

Poganski’s contract has an AAV of $750,000, while Reichel’s carries an AAV of $752,00, and Malott’s has an AAV of $780,000.

Both Poganski and Reichel have played a handful of games with the Jets, while Malott has yet to play in the NHL this year. Reichel made his NHL debut this season and has found more game time with the Jets since Lowry has been named interim head coach. Poganski is currently leading the Moose in points.

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