Pierre-Luc Dubois would like to leave Winnipeg. At least that’s what Elliotte Friedman of the Sportsnet network advanced on Wednesday.
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According to the informant, Dubois advised Jets management that his intention is to test the free agent market when it is possible for him to do so, in the summer of 2024.
The Quebecer is still without a contract in anticipation of the next season, but he remains under the control of the Jets for the next two campaigns.
Friedman added, however, that the Jets would not have said their last word in this file and that they would have every intention of doing everything possible to retain the services of Dubois for several seasons.
In his first full season in Winnipeg, the former Screaming Eagles and Armada had 28 goals and 60 points in 81 games.
Acquired from the Blue Jackets in return for Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic in January 2021, Dubois will become a restricted free agent on July 13 after completing the second and final year of a two-year, $10 million pact.
The 23-year-old Dubois had 102 goals and 239 points in 361 games over five seasons. He was the third selection in the National League Draft in 2016.