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Jets re-sign Ellerby despite not qualifying him

Jul 24, 2014, 8:00 PM EST

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The Winnipeg Jets allowed Keaton Ellerby to become an unrestricted free agent when they decided not to present him with a qualifying offer. Despite that, the Jets announced today that he has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the club.

Ellerby will come with a $700,000 cap hit if he plays in the NHL. This is his first two-way deal since his entry-level contract.

The 25-year-old defenseman had two goals and six points in 51 contests in 2013-14. He averaged just 13:54 minutes per game.

He’s traveled quite a bit over the past few years. Ellerby was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers, but he was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings in Feb. 2013 in exchange for a fifth round pick. Like the Jets, the Kings decided not to present Ellerby with a qualifying offer in the summer of 2013, but signed him to a one-year extension anyways. They put him on waivers in November and he was claimed by Winnipeg.

  1. elmerbling - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Ellerby is just a journeyman player. Lucky to even play in the NHL.

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