Jim Slater joined Steve Lloyd and Todd White on TSN 1200 earlier today and discussed his status as an unrestricted free agent.
“For me, things haven’t picked up right now. I think most teams are waiting for the draft to see and Winnipeg is no different. (Things will pick up) after the draft, and with that window from June 25th to July 1st when you can start talking to other teams, hopefully on July 1st I’ll have a contract and hopefully be playing in the NHL another couple years.”
“I feel like I still have a lot of good years left in my game-whatever role I’m given I’m there to play it. The fourth line guy, that can take faceoffs, and kill penalties, only getting seven minutes a game, then I’m your guy. I feel like I can add a lot more to a team, I’ve played ten years for the same organization and enjoyed my time there, we’ll see what happens. It’s part of the business too. It’s an interesting time for me right now, being an unrestricted free agent and being a little older. I feel like I can definitely add a lot to a team, hopefully there’s someone out there who can see that and I’ll play for them like I have the last ten years of my career.”
Listen to the full interview [TSN 1200]