Brossoit agreed to a one-year, one-way deal that will pay him $1.225 million next year – essentially double the money that he earned in 2018-19. The 26-year-old backstop was one of the lone bright spots for the Jets this past season. After signing a one-year, $650K deal last summer, Brossoit won over fans with his 13-6-2 record, serving as Connor Hellebuyck’s backup.
After picking up 10 wins in his first 11 stars with Winnipeg, Brossoit slightly cooled down for the second half of the season, going 3-5-1 in his final eight starts. In 13 starts, Brossoit put up a .925 save percentage and a 2.52 goals against average with one shutout on the season. In comparison, through 62 starts, Hellebuyck registered a .913 save percentage and a 2.90 goals against average.
“It was easy,” Brossoit said about re-signing with the Jets. “We were all on the same page and I’m just grateful for another opportunity with what I’m assuming is going to be another good team – a contending team… It goes a long way to play with the same guys.”
Often impressing fans with his calm and collected mentality during his first season in Winnipeg, Brossoit should provide that depth and stability behind the Jets’ regular starter, Hellebuyck. Although struggling in his 2018-19 campaign, Hellebuyck will once again have a trusted counterpart to help in times of difficulty this coming season. After being drafted by the Calgary Flames in 2011, Brossoit suited up for the Edmonton Oilers for parts of four seasons prior to joining Winnipeg.