Jul 24, 2014, 8:00 PM EST
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.
- On the odds of fighting back after Thanksgiving 3
- Why are the Oilers still bad? Look at their drafting 10
- The Leafs are worth almost seven times the Panthers, says Forbes 11
- Isles make some history; Are the Flyers headed for trouble? 40
- Crosby, Malkin power Penguins, help Fleury grab 300th win 5
- Sooner than later? Bruins GM hopes Chara can return in 10-14 days 1
- With worst save percentage in NHL, Oilers fire goalie coach 22
- Pat Quinn, ‘one of hockey’s most respected individuals,’ has died 14
- NHL on NBCSN: Bruins seek perfect game vs. Penguins 8
- Legendary hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov has died 15
- Video: Milan Lucic calls Dalton Prout one-punch ‘gutless’ (99)
- Prout drops Lucic: ‘As far as I was concerned we were engaged in a fight’ (88)
- The Leafs didn’t salute their fans last night, so that’s a thing now (79)
- Jack Johnson filed for bankruptcy, parents allegedly took advantage of him (58)
- After Voynov suspension, Lombardi wonders if teams need a ‘cushion’ in case a player is a ‘bank robber, kleptomaniac’ (51)