26-Year-Old Right Wing – Free Agent
Matt Halischuk Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.
Halischuk will not be issued a qualifying offer by the Jets, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Halischuk took a major step forward last season, recording a career-high 28 points in 73 games. This is quite remarkable, considering he spent the majority of last season in a fourth-line checking role. Halischuk is a dependable two-way player and may have the talent to play a second-line position someday, but the Preds simply have too much depth on their forward lines for him to have much of a shot.
Halischuk was acquired from New Jersey as part of the Jason Arnott trade. Halischuk has battled injuries the last few seasons and probably projects more as a third- or fourth-line winger because of his lack of offensive potential. He does bring a tough, physical style though. He will likely open the season in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals.
A promising forward that can do some of the team's dirty work, Halischuk looked strong in 2009 training camp, but likely will spend most of the season in Lowell.