The Winnipeg Jets has elected to retain defenceman Joe Morrow for another season. Morrow became a Jet at the trade deadline this year in a trade for the Montreal Canadiens. He was signed shortly after not receiving a qualifying offer from the Jets. This was probably to avoid arbitration and the necessary increase in salary that all qualifying offers bring with them.
Joe Morrow remains a Jet. 1 year agreement for $1 million.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 26, 2018
Morrow has been signed for one million dollars over the course of the season. He appeared in eighteen regular season games with the Jets, recording five points including one goal. He also appeared in six playoff games this year and recorded one goal.
As a depth signing, this is probably the smartest one the Jets can make on their blueline. Morrow can play on the third pair and brings a hard shot. While the statement Morrow giveth and Morrow taketh away might be the best way to describe his defence, at least he can contribute offensive.