Winnipeg Jets Sign Veteran Forward To One-Year Deal

The Winnipeg Jets have been very quiet this off-season, and after losing Paul Stasny to the Carolina Hurricanes, they've finally made some noise, as they signed veteran bottom-six forward Sam Gagner. Gagner last played with the Detroit Red Wings a season ago, registering 13 goals, 18 assists for 31 points, and with plenty of NHL experience, he will be a solid depth piece for a Jets team who are looking to again make it back to the playoffs in 2022.

Throughout his career, Gagner has racked up 505 points for Edmonton, Arizona, Philadelphia, Vancouver and Detroit, and with plenty of talent like Kyle Connor, Mark Schiefle, Pierre Luc-Dubois, Blake Wheeler and others in the top-six, Gagner is going to provide good depth and a veteran presence for this team in 2022/23.

This isn't a move that's going to rock the NHL or even improve the Jets beyond providing depth and a veteran voice inside the locker room, but it's small, solid moves like this that build up over time and allow teams to improve and gradually take the next step year after year, so ultimately, a good, respectable move for the Winnipeg Jets. 

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