Fantasy Impact: The Winnipeg Jets have signed center Olli Jokinen to a two-year deal at $4.5 million per season.
The Jets get: a former No.1 center who has turned things around in Calgary to become a very serviceable No.2 center or a "1B" type. His production has increased two consecutive years (54 points, 61 points).
Fantasy Players Impacted: Jokinen found a pretty good fit with the Jets, and the fact that they have another solid center in Bryan Little, which he didn't have in Calgary, will help spread the coverage. He should be able to match the 61 points fairly easily, and perhaps add a few more to the total.
The signing shouldn't help or hinder anyone on the top line (Little, Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane), but it does knock Alexander Burmistrov's ice time down. He'll be in his third year and a breakout is now less likely.
Nik Antropov should see a boost in his outlook, thanks to an upgrade in his centerman. Ditto for Andrew Ladd.
Fantasy Players this helps, in order:
Fantasy Players this hurts, in order: