The Winnipeg Jets hav re-signed back up goalie Laurent Brossoit to a one year, $1 225 000 contract.
#NHLJets have agreed to terms with goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $1,225,000.— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) May 25, 2019
Brossoit, 26, played in 21 games last season and had a 13-6-2 record with a 2.52 GAA and a .925 SV%.
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This is a good move for the Jets as Brossoit was a solid back up for Connor Hellebuyck last year and was able to provide him with adequate rest, something that has not happened before.
Brossoit played in 21 games last season with a GAA of 2.52 and a save percentage of 0.925. Those are excellent stats for a back up and this is good money spent by the team after a “show me” contract last year. We could see Brossoit’s save percentage fall as he has a 0.881 save percentage short handed and we saw a fall off in Hellebuyck’s numbers in the same area this season.
Brossoit has been an asset to the Jets since he came here and is the best back up they had since the days of Al Montoya backing up Ondrej Pavelec. Even with a $575 000 raise, the Jets should still get good value from Brossoit. Although this might put one of their lower-level defencemen out of budget.
Brossoit ended last season with a hip injury and was not available in the playoffs. He should be ready to go at training camp in September.