NHL Rumors: 3 Potential Landing Spots for Calle Jarnkrok

The Calle Jarnkrok experiment failed for the Calgary Flames as he scored just one goal and eight points in 29 games (regular season and playoffs combined) for his new team. He played much better this season as a member of the much worse Seattle Kraken where he scored 12 goals and 26 points in 49 games.

He had a bigger role on the Kraken and a chance to show off his skills with more important ice time as well. He also just couldn't find much chemistry with anybody in Calgary, so he is likely moving on in free agency. Here are a few teams he could land.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets should be shopping around for a middle-six forward as Paul Stastny and Blake Wheeler are getting up there in age and their team may go through a bit of a change. Jarnkrok succeeds when he plays 15-16 minutes a game and can be counted on to give the team 10-20 goals on the season.

There is generally a lot of shuffling around of the lines in Winnipeg since they have a number of good options, but Jarnkrok can play centre or wing and fill in where needed. He is also a useful asset on the penalty kill, a role the Flames didn't utilize.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche are still rolling strong in the playoffs, but the further they go and the more certain players contribute to that success, the harder it is going to be to re-sign them. Players on expiring deals include Artturi Lehkonen, Andre Burakovsky, Nazem Kadri, Valeri Nichushkin, Nico Sturm, and Nicolas Aube-Kubel.

There will be holes to fill, and Jarnkrok won't be overly expensive to replace one of these spots in the lineup. The Avalanche always seem to get the best out of players like recent examples in Nichushkin, Burakovsky, and Kadri. Jarnkrok could be very useful for the Avalanche and play anywhere in their top-nine.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes will likely be looking for a cheaper replacement for Nino Niederreiter in the offseason in a player with offensive potential who can play in the middle-six. The Hurricanes don't overexert their top-six, so Jarnkrok would get a fair chance and a good amount of playing time on the third line if he lands there. He also has the skill to move up if the lines shift around. As with the Avalanche, the further the Hurricanes go, the more difficult it is going to be to bring everyone back.

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