In a surprise move, the Jets have agreed to terms with right winger Matt Halischuk.
#NHLJets ink F Matt Halischuk to a one-year, two-way deal worth $725,000. #cbcmb— Jeff Hamilton (@jeffkhamilton) July 30, 2014
Matt Halischuk is a fan favorite due to his on ice work ethic. He has earned the nickname "Hustlechuk" as a result. Halischuk is a speedy little bugger, with some penalty killing ability and he can score a little, but the fancy stats really, really, really don't like him.
All in, this is a very fair deal. The Winnipeg Jets need depth and that is all this amounts to. Halischuk is on a similar contract to Eric O'Dell and Carl Klingberg. He will likely be battling with them for an NHL roster spot. Will he win or will be block a prospect from logging NHL ice time? We will have to wait and see.