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Note: Jets defenceman Neil Pionk‘s arbitration date (August 13th) is rapidly approaching. Might today be the day that Winnipeg and his side reach an agreement on a new deal? Update: Turns out it is according to Elliotte Friedman to a tune of four years with an AAV of 5.875 million.

Jets news:

The Athletic: Jets, Neal Pionk agree to 4-year extension, avoid arbitration. (Paywall). Reaction to the deal announced this morning including: 1) What did Pionk do to deserve this raise? 2) How does this deal affect the salary cap? 3) What are Winnipeg’s other offseason priorities? Best goalie entering season debated by writers. Not much of a surprise that Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck cracks this list.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

The Athletic Winnipeg: Brenden Dillon Q&A: Winnipeg connections, the evolution of defence in the NHL and interests beyond hockey. (Paywall). Murat introduces you to one of the new Dmen on the squad.

Sportsnet: Top 10 RFAs of 2021: Latest rumours and reports. Forward Andrew Copp comes in at number nine on this list while Neal Pionk is listed as an honourable mention.

Moose news:

Illegal Curve: Moose sign three players for the 2021-22 season. The AHL club continues to fill out their roster with three additions on Tuesday including two returning player and one familiar face to Ice fans.