The Winnipeg Jets continued to make additions to the 2013-14 version of their roster today, once again taking to Free Agency and inking defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year, $600K contract as reported by TSN Insider Darren Dreger.
Originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round in 2004, Pardy spent last season with the Buffalo Sabres. Pardy previously spent the 2011-2012 season with the Dallas Stars, and from 2008-2011 with the Calgary Flames. Last season in Buffalo, Pardy averaged 16:30 in ice time, generally playing third pairing minutes and performing adequately in that role (to the tune of a +5.3 Corsi Relative). He recorded 4 points in 17 games.
#27 / Defense / Winnipeg Jets
March 29, 1984
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While Pardy's not an option to slot into the top four, he brings defensive depth, size, and toughness to Winnipeg's lineup. He has generally performed adequately in sheltered minutes, which is likely to match his deployment this season. Prone to penalties earlier in his career, Pardy has improved in that area over the last few seasons. He plays the left side, a position that was lacking in depth, and the price was certainly right at $600K for one year of service.
With Tobias Enstrom, Grant Clitsome, Mark Stuart, and now Adam Pardy under contract, this may signal Ron Hainsey's departure as the unrestricted free agent will be looking to land one last big contract on the open market. In related news, the Vancouver Canucks have agreed to terms with former Winnipeg Jets forward Mike Santorelli, signing him to a one-year contract.
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