Goalie David Aebischer
and forwards Troy Bodie
, David Koci
and Janne Pesonen
have signed tryout contracts with the Winnipeg Jets
and will attempt to make the team at training camp.
Aebischer, 33, has played the last four seasons with HC Lugano in Switzerland. A sixth-round pick by the Colorado Avalanche
in 1997, he has 106 wins in 214 NHL games with the Avalanche, Canadiens and Coyotes. He was a backup to Patrick Roy
on the Avalanche's 2001 Stanley Cup championship team.
He was 12-24 in 36 games last season, with a 3.10 goals-against average and .885 save percentage.
Bodie, 26, had 1 goal and 3 assists in 59 games with the Anaheim Ducks
and Carolina Hurricanes
last season. In 107 NHL games over parts of the last three seasons with the Ducks and Hurricanes, the right wing has 6 goals and 5 assists.
Koci, a 30-year-old left wing, had 1 goal and 80 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Avalanche last season. In 142 NHL games over five seasons with the Blackhawks, Lightning, Blues and Avs, Koci has 3 goals and 461 penalty minutes.
Pesonen, 29, had 14 goals and 13 assists in 46 games last season with Ak-Bars Kazan in the KHL last season, and also had 7 points in nine games for Finland at the 2011 World Championship. A 2004 ninth-round pick of the Ducks, his only NHL experience was seven games with the Pittsburgh Penguins
in the 2008-09 season.