The Winnipeg Jets have signed Cam Schilling, Seth Griffith, and Dennis Everberg, likely for the Manitoba Moose. This once again implies that the Jets will be relying on younger players that developed on the Moose to help stay under the cap this year.
Winnipeg makes a splash for AHL Manitoba.— Tony Androckitis (@TonyAndrock) July 1, 2018
Re-signing D Cameron Schilling and bringing in #2 FA forward on our list in Seth Griffith.
According to Scott Matla, these are excellent moves for the Moose and should help them maintain their excellence next season. The Jets should be looking for Nic Petan, Brendan Lemieux, Sami Niku, and possibly Mason Appleton to see NHL time next season if not be NHL regulars and the Moose will need to replace them at some point. Griffith especially has been the classic tweener for years and might get claimed on waivers if a team falls into injury problems in the pre-season.
I am assuming that Schilling will be the Niku replacement and Niku is being seen as the Toby Enstrom replacement as there are not many good defencemen on the market this year unless you want to trade for Erik Karlsson (which I would not oppose).