Mete won't receive a qualifying offer from Ottawa this offseason, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

As such, Mete will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 23-year-old defender, who picked up seven assists while averaging 14:37 of ice time per game through 37 appearances this season, may have to settle for a two-way deal to remain in the NHL in 2022-23.

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