Report: Jordin Tootoo rejected 2-way contract offer from Jets

by Aug 18, 9:26 AM
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Forward Jordin Tootoo finds himself on the free agent market after his contract was bought out by the Detroit Red Wings earlier this summer. 

As per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, the 31-year-old, who was set to earn $2 million in 2014-15, is believed to have rejected a two-way contract offer from the Winnipeg Jets.

Tootoo appeared in 51 games for the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids last season, recording six goals, 12 assists and 104 penalty minutes. 

It marked Tootoo's first minor-league action since the 2005-06 season, and based on the decision to rebuff a two-way contract offer, it appears as though he is intent on securing a new job at the National Hockey League level before considering the possibility of plying his trade elsewhere.