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Dubois Agrees to Jets’ One-Year Qualifying Offer

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Dubois Agrees to Jets’ One-Year Qualifying Offer

Jets fans will see at least one more season of Pierre-Luc Dubois in Winnipeg, that is, if he doesn’t demand another trade.

After a couple weeks of uncertainty, the 24-year-old Dubois has opted to sign the qualifying offer presented by Winnipeg for the coming season.

Not entirely the news that Jets fans are interested in, following the reports of Dubois’ lack of interest in staying in Winnipeg long-term. Having done as much as attend the draft in Montreal in hopes of being dealt to the Canadiens in the process, Dubois has not kept his intentions of joining Montreal quiet.

But before gaining that option to pick and choose his destination via unrestricted free agency, Dubois will need to complete his seventh season or hit the age of 27. For the fifth-year pro, he will be eligible in 2024, so either one or two more seasons with the Jets will likely be the very most the Quebec native implores.

His deal for 2022-23 is for just the one season and comes in at $6 million. Dubois finished off a two-year, $10 million deal signed in Columbus two years back and was qualified by the Jets, to which the club will now either look to pursue trading options or plead its case to become a long-time home for the easily displeased forward.

Having demanded a trade out of Columbus, Dubois was sent to Winnipeg for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic. Now, it appears, his days in Manitoba are numbered. Rather than the team losing him for nothing in free agency in 2024, the Jets will go at it on a year-by-year basis, it appears.

Dubois skated in 81 games for Winnipeg last season, scoring 28 times and adding another 32 assists for a clean 60 points – his best output for the Jets. His 28 goals were a career high, while his 2018-19 season with the Blue Jackets saw career highs in assists and points. For his 361-game career, the Ste-Agathe-des-Monts product has 102 goals and 239 points.


Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at or on Twitter at @GameOnHockey.

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