The Jets GM held a conference call to discuss the signing of his young centre.
– on why an eight-year deal made sense: “There’s probably not a truer match for our organization than Mark Scheifele.”
– on cap flexibility: “We still have a good amount of cap space available. We still have a number of RFAs to lock up this summer.”
– on Scheifele embracing city of Winnipeg: “It is like it was with Jets 1.0. Mark is a throwback to that time.”
– on Scheifele contract: “Has a 10 team no-trade that will kick in during the unrestricted years”.