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Adam Pardy Signs With Winnipeg Jets

Adam Pardy didn’t have to worry about not having a place to skate for long.  After being informed that the Buffalo

Sabres would not be giving him a contract option to stay with the team, the defenseman was picked up by the Winnipeg Jets.

Accoring to TSN, its a one year deal worth just $600,000.

It is a win-win situation for Pardy and the Winnipeg Jets.  Pardy now gets a chance to showcase his abilities to the National Hockey League on a full time level.  Pardy has spent time in the league with Calgary and Dallas, as well as his relatively short stint here in Buffalo.

At 29 years old, I can see why the Buffalo Sabres would not tender him to a contract.  With the team going younger and rebuilding, the Buffalo Sabres would want a more established 29 year old defenseman.  The Sabres picked up Chad Ruhwedel late last season because of the Tyler Myers injury.  Ruhwedel, and defensive prospects Mark Pysyk will more than likely make the roster out of training camp, paving the way for Adam Pardy’s departure.

Despite fitting in well with the Buffalo Sabres and developing into a quick fan favorite – the Sabres only got Pardy as the Dallas Stars needed them to take the contract – Pardy was an added bonus to the Derek Roy for Steve Ott trade.

Pardy may have been waiting for the Buffalo Sabres to tender him an offer, but the signing of Alexander Sulzer and Drew Bagnall pretty much ensured that Pardy would not be retained by the Sabres.


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