The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran forward Paul Stastny featuring a $3.75 million cap hit.
At 35 years old, the long-time NHL centreman is coming off a three-year, $19.5 million contract that ran through the 2020-21 season. Stastny originally signed that deal to be with the Vegas Golden Knights, but the team dealt him to Winnipeg in time for the 2020-21 season.
Getting his first taste of the action within the province of Manitoba back during the Jets’ lengthy 2018 postseason run, Stastny opted to walk away from a contract in Winnipeg to sign in Nevada. He has since returned to the middle province and has filled in where needed on the offence, be it at wing or centre, even strength or on the power play. His dressing room content is also a significant part of the package.
The 2020-21 season saw Stastny collect 13 goals and 29 points in 56 games, before adding a goal and two points in six postseason matches. In 1,001 career regular season games, the Quebec product has 263 goals, 755 points and 470 total penalty minutes. He has an estimated $80 million in career earnings and will begin his third season with the Jets this fall.