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A look at the UFAs and RFAs for the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose this summer

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will be busy this offseason.

Last summer was expected to be the summer of change in Winnipeg but it appears that may not hold a candle with what potentially could be happening in Manitoba this summer. While TrotzWatch is in full effect the roster could have some turnover upcoming.

Paul Stastny faceoff scaled

Photo Credit: Alexander James (Illegal Curve)

According to CapFriendly the Jets have 14 players under contact for the 2022-23 campaign which means there are a number of UFAs and RFAs that will be in need of new contracts either with Winnipeg or with new NHL/AHL teams or a team overseas.  Included in brackets is their 2021-22 cap hit.

Unrestricted free agents (UFAs):

Paul Stastny ($3,750,000)
Zachary Sanford ($2,000,000)
Eric Comrie ($750,000) – (Group 6)

Restricted free agents (RFAs):

Pierre-Luc Dubois ($5,000,000) (arbitration eligible)
Mason Appleton ($900,000) (arbitration eligible)
Evgeny Svechnikov – ($750,000) (arbitration eligible)
Jansen Harkins – ($725,000) (arbitration eligible)

There are also a number of players on the Moose (some of whom could be with the Jets next season) who will also be in need of new deals including:

Unrestricted free agents (UFAs):

Luke Johnson – ($750,000)
Austin Poganski – ($750,000) (Group 6)
CJ Suess – ($725,000)

Restricted free agents (RFAs):

Kristian Vesalainen – ($894,167)
David Gustafsson – ($817,500)
Jeff Malott – ($780,000) (arbitration eligible)
Leon Gawanke – ($796,667)
Markus Phillips – ($796,667)
Johnny Kovacevic – ($750,000) (arbitration eligible)
Philippe Desrosiers – ($750,000) (arbitration eligible)