An independent arbitrator has released their decision on the contract of Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp.
Following Sunday’s hearing in Toronto, an arbitrator has awarded the restricted free agent a two-year contract worth $2.28 million per season.
Copp, 25, played the last four seasons for the Jets. He scored a career high 11 goals, and added 14 assists in 69 games last season. He earned $1.1 million in the final year of his two-year contract last season.
Last week Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said Copp had requested a one-year deal for $2.9 million from the arbitrator. The Jets, meanwhile, countered with a two-year contract worth $1.5 million per season.
Copp will be a restricted free agent at the end of the contact.
The Jets still have three more restricted free agents with Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor, and Eric Comrie still needing new contracts.
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