Jack Roslovic Finds New Home With Metropolitan Team

He was one of the top remaining unrestricted free agents still available (which says a lot about what's still available), certainly for teams looking for a bit of offense. Jack Roslovic will be signing on with the Carolina Hurricanes, according to hockey insider Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Roslovic, coming off a two-year deal with a $4 million cap hit, has underperformed since signing that deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, scoring only 20 goals in total over those two years, after registering a 22-goal campaign in 2021-22, earning himself that contract.

No word yet on what the Canes are signing him for, but it's a safe bet that he'll be taking a pay cut. 

The former first-rounder (25th overall, 2015) split his time this past season with Columbus and the New York Rangers, totalling nine goals and 31 points in 59 games. If injuries hadn't slowed him, he would have been on a 13-goal pace over a full season. 

As for the Hurricanes, they're going to need to find some depth offense somewhere, as they lost Jake Guentzel, and Teuvo Teravainen, while the situation with Martin Necas is up in the air as well, as the RFA wants to be moved. Hence, taking a shot on players like Roslovic makes sense. 

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