After failing to receive a qualifying offer from the Columbus Blue Jackets, Kevin Stenlund has found a new home. This year he’ll be under contract with the Winnipeg Jets, where he has inked a one-year, two-way deal worth $750K.
After notching 10 points in 32 games in both 2019-20 and 2020-21 for Columbus, Stenlund saw his role vanish in 2021-22, tallying no points in just three games. He produced a somewhat underwhelming 25 points in 48 AHL games with the Cleveland Monsters, too, capping off a rough year for the 25-year-old Swedish forward.
He’ll likely head to Manitoba (if he clears waivers) for the beginning of 2022-23, and he’ll surely get a top-six role there in order to help recapture his confidence. If he does, he has the potential to be a dependable depth option at the NHL level.