Five Players Receive Winnipeg Jets Qualifying Offers

The Winnipeg Jets have extended qualifying offers to five players today. The Jets chose not to extend qualifying offers to two players.

Defensemen Ville Heinola, Simon Lundmark and Logan Stanley were extended their qualifying offers. Forwards David Gustafsson and Cole Perfetti were also extended their qualifying offers.

The two players not to receive their qualifying offers are defenseman Artemi Kniazev and goaltender Oskari Salminen.

With these moves, the Jets will be looking to keep their young prospect core intact. Players like Logan Stanley, Cole Perfetti and Ville Heinola will be looking for expanded roles this upcoming season.

Artemi Kniazev and Oskari Salminen were two players expected not to receive their qualifying offers ahead of the 2024-25 season.

The Jets now have extra contract room to work with ahead of the NHL Free Agency period opening at noon ET. It is unclear at the time of writing what the contract details the Jets have offered in these qualifying offers.

With the news earlier today that the Jets have bought out defenseman Nate Schmidt, it opens up more room for Ville Heinola and Logan Stanley to position themselves in higher NHL roles.

Newly named head coach Scott Arniel will be looking to position himself with more youth as the Winnipeg Jets look to build into the future and remain competitive now.

As the 2024-25 season slowly approaches, we remain in the trenches and busyness of the 2024 off-season. There is no indication at the time of writing how the Jets’ salary situation will play out with close to $12 million.

The Jets need to shore up some of the depth that they currently have and allocate their cap wisely. The qualifying offers remain as the first step of the off-season before free agency.

It is also unclear at the time of writing what the Winnipeg Jets’ development camp will look like. As of now, the only player that we can confirm not there is Rutger McGroarty.

Conrad Jack

Conrad Jack is a lifelong hockey fan who is now actively writing for Inside The Rink covering primarily the Winnipeg Jets and the entire NHL second. He also covers the latest NHL News & Rumors, the NHL Entry Draft, and so much more for Inside The Rink.

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