The 23-year-old Ryan is considering whether to sign a $7.5 million qualifying offer from the Blue Jackets. This will make him the team’s highest paid player next season, and an increase of $750,000 from the salary cap value of $6.75 million last season.
In the end, the Finnish star forward did sign the deal, which gave him a one-year contract and bought more time for the team management to convince him to sign a longer contract extension. contract.
After the Winnipeg Jets traded him and forward Jack Roslovich to the Blue Jackets on January 23 for Pierre Luc Dubois and the 2022 third-round pick, Ryan went on. Poor performance in the season. He has set a career low in almost all offensive categories-only 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points in 46 games-but he has great rebounding potential.