Arbitrator awards Jets’ Andrew Copp 2 years, $4.56M
TORONTO, ON – An arbitrator awarded Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp a two-year, $4.56 million contract.
Copp and the Jets had their arbitration hearing on Sunday and had until the decision was announced to reach a deal on their own, which they could not. The Jets now have the option to accept the contract or allow Copp to become an unrestricted free agent.
According to Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press, Copp asked for a one-year, $2.9 million contract from the arbitrator, while the Jets countered at a two-year deal worth a total of $3 million.