Winnipeg Jets to lose forward Mason Appleton in Seattle Kraken expansion draft

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The authoritative announcement volition not beryllium made until the Seattle enlargement draught gets underway astatine 7 p.m. CT Wednesday evening, but 680 CJOB Sports has confirmed the Kraken volition beryllium selecting right-winger Mason Appleton from the Winnipeg Jets.

680 CJOB Sports has besides confirmed that Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff did not marque a “side deal” for Seattle counterpart Ron Francis to walk connected unprotected seasoned defenceman Dylan DeMelo.

Appleton has 1 twelvemonth remaining connected a US$900,000 declaration earlier helium becomes a restricted escaped cause and volition beryllium eligible for wage arbitration.

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The 25-year-old autochthonal of Green Bay, Wisc., had a vocation twelvemonth during the 2020-21 season, scoring 12 goals and adding 13 assists for 25 points portion playing successful each 56 games of the pandemic-shortened schedule.

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Appleton, who was Winnipeg’s sixth-round enactment successful the 2015 NHL introduction draft, added 1 extremity and 2 assists successful 8 playoff games.

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