Michael Frolik, Jets strike 1-year deal to avoid arbitration

The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Michael Frolik to a one-year, $3.3-million US contract. The sides were scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing on Thursday.

Forward posted 15 goals, 42 points last season

Jets forward Michael Frolik avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.3 million US on Tuesday. He had 42 points on 15 goals and 27 assists in 81 games last season. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images/File)

The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Michael Frolik to a one-year, $3.3-million US contract.

The two sides were scheduled to go to salary arbitration on Thursday.

"He plays with energy, he kills penalties, he's versatile," Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said on a conference call. "It really comes back to that he's just a tremendous person on and off the ice."

Frolik had 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 81 games with the Jets last season.

The 26-year-old native of Kladno, Czech Republic has 193 career points (76-117) and 137 penalty minutes in 430 NHL regular-season games with Florida, Chicago and Winnipeg.

Frolik was acquired by the Jets from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 30, 2013 in exchange for Winnipeg's third- and fifth-round picks in the 2013 NHL draft.

He was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round (10th overall) in 2006.

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