The Winnipeg Jets are bolstering their goalie depth with a one-way contract for netminder Collin Delia, ESPN’s Kevin Weekes reports. CHEK’s Rick Dhaliwal reports it’s worth a league minimum of $775K for one year.
After having already signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit to a one-year contract today, Delia serves as the primary insurance goaltender to that contract. Because of the injury history to Brossoit last year, Delia may get more playing time than expected in Winnipeg.
Signing a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks last offseason, Delia struggled mightily in the NHL. In 20 games played, Delia posted a 10-6-2 record, earning a .882 SV% and a 3.28 GAA. Much can be said about the defense of the Canucks last season, but the underlying metrics weren’t good for Delia either, highlighted by his -11.6 GSAA and his 3.33 adjGAA.