Last Year's Ranking: 16
This Year's Ranking: 15
Jim Slater has climitized himself and his playing style very well into the Winnipeg hockey community with his grit and hard nosed play as the Jets face off specialist.
Not only a big play man in the face off circle, but also a very big penalty killer for the Jets and before that with the Atlanta Thrashers.
Slater's contributions to the Jets made him an easy fan favourite and also garnered him his best NHL season when it came to points (21) and goals (13).
For the only player remaining who has had playoff experience with the same franchise, Slater's stock has grown a great deal with the move to Winnipeg – taking on a large part of the Jets action in the community with Take Jim Slater To Work last year on Jets TV.
The S on the GST line last year will look to make a different kind of history in the future as a fourth liner. Though Slater did play most of his time in a third line role due to the fact of a true third line in 2011-12, his grit and never say quit attitude contributed a large part to his 13 goals – including the electrifying game tying goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the final game of the season in the dying minutes.
Jim Slater is not only a fan favourite, but a Jets All Out favourite.
As a Jets fan, you should look forward to seeing Slater as he re-upped for three years at a very respectable $1.6 million per.
There's so much more Jim Slater to love.