Report: Hellebuyck not interested in extension with Jets
Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck isn't interested in signing an extension with the Winnipeg Jets, according to The Athletic.
Hellebuyck has one season remaining on his current contract at $6.16 million and is eligible to ink a new deal with Winnipeg as of July 1. He's widely considered to be a top trade candidate this summer.
Jets star center and restricted free agent Pierre-Luc Dubois also reportedly informed the franchise recently that he isn't willing to sign an extension and is seeking a move elsewhere.
Hellebuyck is coming off a dominant 2022-23 campaign, posting a .920 save percentage and 31.1 goals saved above average across a league-leading 64 starts. His efforts earned him a Vezina Trophy nomination for the third time in the last six seasons.
The Jets drafted Hellebuyck in the fifth round in 2012, and the 30-year-old has been the club's primary netminder since 2016-17. He owns a career 238-154-37 record along with a .916 save percentage and has helped guide Winnipeg to the postseason in five of the past six years.
The Vegas Golden Knights eliminated the Jets in the first round this spring. Between trade rumors surrounding its top players and a current roster size of 15 players, Winnipeg is expected to undergo significant changes before the 2023-24 season.
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