Couple of those names on Kevin Cheveldayoff’s list of RFAs were taken off after the Jets announced they had signed CJ Suess and Logan Shaw each to one-year, two-way deals worth $700,000.00 in the NHL. Suess was having an excellent rookie campaign before an injury cost him his season after 26 games. Logan Shaw was an excellent pick up by the organization as he scored a career high 27 goals (adding 19 assists) in 63 games with the Moose.
The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forwards Logan Shaw and C.J. Suess. Both forwards were signed to one-year, two-way contracts with an average annual value of $700,000 in the NHL.
Shaw, 26, was signed as a free agent by the Jets on Nov. 11/18 and split last season in the AHL between the Manitoba Moose and the San Diego Gulls where he totaled 51 points (29G, 22A) in 70 games. The Glace Bay, N.S. native’s 27 goals for the Moose led the club in 2018-19 and his 46 points were second. Shaw has also recorded 31 points (12G, 19A) in 180 NHL games for Florida, Anaheim, and Montreal in his career and has also skated in 12 playoff games.
Shaw was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the third round (76th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.
Suess, 25, was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round (129th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft and just finished his first full season with the Manitoba Moose. The Forest Lake, Minn. native had 12 points (8G, 4A) in 26 games for the Moose in 2018-19 before suffering an upper body injury in mid-December that kept him out for the rest of the season. Suess made his debut for Manitoba in 2017-18 when he had two points (1G, 1A) in six games and added another assist in three playoff tilts.
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