The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Nic Kerdiles to a one-year, two-way contract. That means that in the likely chance he plays in the AHL this year he will be paid less than if he is in the NHL. His contract is worth $650 000 in the NHL.
There are no specifications as to if Kerdiles has a minimum amount of money he has to earn this year. This would mean if Kerdiles has a contract that pays him $100 000/season in the AHL and $650 000 in the NHL and a minimum of $250 000, the Jets would have to call him up for enough games that he would reach that amount by the end of the season. This happens with NHL veterans more often than you think and it could be at play here.
The Jets acquired Kerdiles from the Anaheim Ducks for Chase de Leo on July 1.