3 Jets Players Who Won’t Be Back Next Season

The Winnipeg Jets already surprised many this season by being a powerhouse, then they added multiple players at the trade deadline to bolster the team even more. With the new additions and some young, talented prospects who will be coming along, there won't be room to keep everyone. This means that there will be some players the Jets can't keep and won't be back.

Brenden Dillon

Brenden Dillon is part of the solid defense of the Jets this season and plays on the second pairing. This veteran will be 34 years old next season and he is a UFA this summer. Even though he has had a good season in his role, Winnipeg has Josh Morrissey, Dylan Samberg, and Ville Heinola lined up on the left side for next season. Samberg has already broken in while it is long overdue for Heinola to get his spot on the team. He is eligible for waivers next season, so he will finally get his spot, pushing someone else out and Dillon is the easy transition.

Tyler Toffoli

Tyler Toffoli has been a great trade deadline acquisition, but there won't be space for him when the new season rolls around. For how well he's played, he will be looking for a multi-year deal and will likely start to decline soon at age 32. Without him, the Jets were already a deep team and have a balanced top-six group when Gabe Vilardi and Cole Perfetti both return to the lineup. Toffoli should prove very useful for the remainder of the season, but there can't be too many cooks in the kitchen. Teams need players in different roles.

Colin Miller

Colin Miller was also brought over from the New Jersey Devils at the trade deadline, but he is to serve a depth role on the back-end for the playoffs in case there are injuries. There won't be room on defense next season for him and he'll likely also be looking for a spot in the starting six of a team.

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