WINNIPEG - While the work on the ice for the Winnipeg Jets may be over, the focus shifts to what's shaping up to be a busy offseason for the club.
All season long, players, coaches, and management praised the team's depth as being a key piece to their success. Now, a large portion of the "depth" is looking for a new contract - 14 players from the current roster, to be exact.
Five of the 14 skaters set to hit the free agent market include veteran forward Paul Stastny, Toby Enstrom, Shawn Matthias, Matt Hendricks and goaltender Michael Hutchinson. The other nine including Jacob Trouba, Josh Morrissey, Joe Morrow, Tucker Poolman Adam Lowry, Joel Armia, Brandon Tanev, Marko Dano and Vezina-nominated goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will become restricted free agents on July 1st, 2018.