Griffith Destined For Free Agency Again
The American Hockey League regular season ended yesterday for Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith and his Manitoba Moose.
His parent club, the Winnipeg Jets, who own Griffith’s NHL rights, opened the playoffs last week.
That said, Griffith wasn’t called up to play for the Jets this season despite almost making their opening night NHL roster after a strong NHL preseason.
He also had a torrid scoring streak to open the new year. He finished the season as the Manitoba Moose’s leading scorer with 57 points in 69 games, 13 points more than the next highest scorer on the team.
Despite his successes, Griffith, who is on a one-year $650,000 contract is destined to again become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
This is the first year since Griffith’s rookie professional campaign in 2013-2014 that he has not appeared in at least a handful of NHL games.
Last year, Griffith signed with Winnipeg on the opening day of free agency.