In a very puzzling move, the Winnipeg Jets have signed AHL forward Logan Shaw to a one-year contract for the rest of the season.
#NHLJets have agreed to terms with forward Logan Shaw to a one-year, two-way contract worth an AAV of $675,000 in the NHL.— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) November 11, 2018
Shaw, 26, has played seven games for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL this season and has five points.
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While Shaw has been in the AHL on an AHL contract this year, his previous turns in the NHL have shown he is not a NHL player. If this is a move to make the Manitoba Moose grittier, why did they have to use a precious NHL contract when Shaw is a dime a dozen player. It should be said that the Jets still have nine NHL contract spots open, but why would you sign Shaw when you can sign anyone else.
Shaw has been placed on waivers for the purpose of re-assignment to the Moose. Once he is there, he will most likely place centre for the team and be a good vet. However, he can play in the NHL, no matter how ineffective that he was in that role last year with the Montreal Canadiens.
Shaw has been playing this season in the AHL on an AHL contract with the San Diego Sea Gulls. This signing may have simply been a move to get a player without losing one in the AHL and allowing themselves to get a player that they want for a minimum cost.