Bryan Little and Winnipeg Jets signed on a big deal to avoid the arbitration. Little agreed to stay with Jets for more five-years and with this deal he will earn $23.5 million.
According to Little, “he is convinced” as the team has power and talented offensive forwards like Michael Frolik and Devon Setoguchi to succeed the game.
“At the end of the day that’s what we want,” Little said, “If I felt the team was going to struggle for five more years, I wouldn’t have signed that deal.”
Little was drafted by Atlanta Thrashers in 2006 NHL Draft and spent four seasons (2007-2011) on Thrashers label and played 282 games and scored 149 points by posting 68 goals. He appeared in two seasons with Jets (2011-2013) and played 122 games, notching 31 goals he scored 78 points.
Reason behind the long-term deal is that the 25 year-old Little is not interested in becoming UFA (unrestricted free agent) by signing the short-term deals.