Luke Adam gets qualifying offer from Sabres
Bonavista native Adam Pardy will be back with the Winnipeg Jets next season after agreeing on a new contract earlier today.
The 30-year-old Pardy had been set to become an unrestricted free agent tomorrow, reached a one-year deal worth $700,000, according to a release from the team.
That represents a pay raise for Pardy, who operated on a one-way contract worth $600,000 in 2013-14 after signing as a free agent with Winnipeg.
Pardy, 30, had six assists in 60 games with the Jets in 2013-14 after starting the season with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps.
A sixth-round pick of the Calgary Flames in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Pardy has totalled four goals, 35 assists and 2009 penalty minutes in 260 regular-season NHL games for the Flames, Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres and Jets.
Meanwhile, the Buffalo Sabres have given a qualifying offer to pending restricted free agent forward Luke Adam of Kilbride, thereby retain negotiating rights.
Adam spent most of last season â€” his fourth as a pro â€” with the Rochester Americans, the Sabres' AHL farm club, scoring 29 goals and adding 20 assists in 59 games. The 24-year-old also played 12 games in Buffalo, scoring one goal. In 87 total NHL games with the Sabres Adam has 15 goals and 11 assists.