The Jets have agreed to terms with right winger Michael Frolik.
the #NHLJets have agreed to terms with Michael Frolik on a 1 year contract worth $3.3 million. Details to follow.— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) July 29, 2014
A first round pick, 10th overall, in 2006 by the Florida Panthers, Frolik was acquired in a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks at the 2013 NHL Draft. Frolik, 26, scored 42 points (15G, 27A) in 81 games for the Jets. He finished a three-year that payed out $7M.
Frolik, who played right wing for Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little, is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2015. He will fill likely continue to line up with Ladd and Little.
This signing could be Frolik playing out his RFA eligibility, or Kevin Cheveldayoff merely giving Frolik a bridge deal, hoping to sign him to a larger deal during or after the season.