Winnipeg Jets' Brenden Dillon in a press conference.
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Winnipeg Jets likely to part ways with UFA defenseman Brenden Dillon

Published May 15, 2024 at 11:30
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According to a new report, the Winnipeg Jets are likely to part ways with UFA defenseman Brenden Dillon this offseason.

Scott Billeck, a writer for the Winnipeg Sun covering the Jets, shared that Dillon and the organization haven't discussed about a contract extension during the season and he hasn't heard from the team since their playoff run ended in the first round against the Colorado Avalanche.

Here's what he wrote on X:

"I'm told the likelihood of Brenden Dillon returning to #NHLJets next year is slim at best, and he will become a UFA.


Sources say Dillon's camp didn't receive an offer & held no conversations regarding an extension during the season. He hasn't heard from the team since it ended."

Dillon, 33, spent the last three seasons with the Jets. This year, he tallied eight goals, 12 assists and had a +20 goal differential in 77 games. During the playoffs, he managed to score three assists in three games, but couldn't take part in all the games. He got severely cut from a skate blade in an end-of-game brawl after the third clash against the Avs:


Fortunately, Jets fans can still hope to see him back in Winnipeg next season. In his end-of-season media availabilit, he mentionned that he hopes to work out a deal before July 1st:

"To add to this, there's still hope from Dillon's side that it could work out before July 1. He said that during his exit interview, and that remains true, I'm told."


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