By Ken Wiebe
The Winnipeg Sun
Though the bidding has already begun, Jason Jaffray, who was named First Team All-ECHL and to the ECHL All-Rookie Team while also being voted ECHL Rookie of the Year in 2003-04, insists it’s all about finding the right fit.
While many players will have to wait until July 1 to become an unrestricted free agent, Jaffray, who led the Manitoba Moose in scoring after a breakout season, is already in play since he’s only signed to a standard American Hockey League contract.
If signed by a NHL club, Jaffray’s option year contract with the Moose will be null and void.
The Vancouver Canucks have expressed interest in signing Jaffray, , who was voted as a starter in the ECHL All-Star Game in 2003 and 2004, to a two-way contract, but they are far from the only suitor.
In fact, Jaffray confessed Tuesday that several teams called his agent during the Calder Cup playoffs and two clubs even offered a two-way NHL contract (one was a one-year deal and the other, a multi-year deal).