Appleton will be selected by Seattle from Winnipeg in Wednesday's Expansion Draft, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Appleton is coming off a career year in Winnipeg in which he set personal bests in games played (56), goals (12), assists (13) and average ice time (14:26), so it shouldn't come as a shock to see the Kraken snatching him up. With his new club, the 25-year-old winger likely projects as a third-line winger but could challenge for a spot in the top six depending on who will be joining him in Seattle.
Appleton recorded an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 4.
Appleton had the secondary helper on the second of Logan Stanley's goals in the game. The 25-year-old Appleton managed three points, 13 shots on net, 14 hits and a plus-4 rating in eight postseason contests. The Wisconsin native had a career-high 25 points in 56 regular-season outings, emerging as a solid middle-six option for the Jets in his third NHL campaign.
Appleton notched an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3.
Appleton picked up the secondary helper on Adam Lowry's second-period tally. Through seven playoff contests, Appleton has been held to two points, 13 shots on net and 13 hits. He's mainly played in a third-line role, although he's also seen a larger role on the power play.
Appleton scored a goal in Monday's 4-3 triple overtime win over the Oilers in Game 4.
Appleton helped the Jets regain the lead in the first period on a nifty backhand tip from a Josh Morrissey wrist shot from the point for his first point of the series. The Wisconsin native provided a career-high 25 points and 61 hits in 56 games this year playing on the team's third line.
Appleton scored a goal in Friday's 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Appleton tallied at 1:13 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1. The 25-year-old finished with 12 goals, 25 points, 88 shots on net, 61 hits and a plus-11 rating in 56 games, all of which were career-high marks for the third-year winger. Appleton should continue to see middle-six minutes in the postseason.
Appleton scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.
Appleton tallied the Jets' fifth goal at 11:54 of the third period. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season with 11 goals, 24 points, 87 shots on net and a plus-11 rating through 55 contests. He'll likely be a popular value pick in DFS during the playoffs, as he's been fairly productive in a middle-six role in the regular season.
Appleton scored his 10th goal of the season and had two PIM in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Ottawa. He also had a pair of hits.
Appleton got the Jets on the board 55 seconds into the middle period, burying a Mark Scheifele centering feed to make it a 2-1 game. The goal snapped Appleton's personal 17-game drought that began in late March. The third-year forward has established new career highs in points (23), goals (10), assists (13), plus/minus rating (plus-10), shots on goal (81) and shooting percentage (12.3).
Appleton emerged with two assists in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Appleton has three multi-point efforts this season, with two of them taking place against the Leafs. As such, he is worthy of consideration this Saturday when the Jets once again square off against the Buds at home.
Appleton scored a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.
Appleton got the Jets on the board 34 seconds into the second period. The 25-year-old winger has been a pleasant surprise on the Jets' third line this year, with nine goals, 18 points and a plus-6 rating through 35 contests. He's matched his scoring output from his first two seasons combined, which took him 82 games to amass.
Appleton registered an assist and two shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.
Appleton helped out on the fourth of Andrew Copp's tallies in the contest, just a couple minutes after the former acted as a decoy on the latter's hat-trick clinching goal. The 25-year-old Appleton has assists in each of the last two games. He's at 17 points, 48 shots and a plus-6 rating through 33 outings.
Appleton recorded an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 4-0 win over the Canucks.
Appleton provided the lone assist on Adam Lowry's first of two third-period tallies to double the Jets' lead to 2-0. The assist snapped a four-game point drought for Appleton. He's up to 16 points (eight goals, eight helpers), a plus-5 rating and 46 shots on goal through 32 contests in a third-line role.
Appleton scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
Appleton opened the scoring at 5:19 of the first period, stuffing in a rebound created by Adam Lowry's shot. The 25-year-old Appleton is up to six goals and 12 points in only 22 games. That's a new career high in both categories for the sixth-round pick from 2015. He's done fairly well in a third-line role this year, but without much power-play time, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats.
Appleton posted an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens.
Appleton set up Nate Thompson at 6:37 of the third period to give the Jets their first lead of the game. That goal stood as the game-winner. The 25-year-old has five goals, six helpers, 32 shots on net and 19 hits through 19 outings this season.
Appleton scored an empty-net goal on three shots in Friday's 2-0 win over the Canucks.
The Jets led 1-0 for over 50 minutes of game time after Mark Scheifele's first-period marker. Appleton's tally provided a little breathing room in a tense few minutes to close the contest. Appleton is up to five goals, 10 points, 29 shots on net and 19 hits in 17 outings. He's worked mostly in a middle-six role, but the 25-year-old forward could be on his way to a breakout year.
Appleton scored a goal in Monday's 6-5 win over the Oilers.
Appleton struck just 49 seconds into the second period to extend the Jets' lead to 3-1. The third-line winger has amassed a respectable three goals and two assists through seven games in February. For the season, the Wisconsin native has nine points, 26 shots on goal, a plus-7 rating and 17 hits in a third-line role, eclipsing the eight points he posted in 46 games last year.
Appleton scored a pair of goals and went plus-3 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Flames.
Appleton tied the game at 1-1 with a goal at 3:31 of the second period. He later added an empty-netter to secure the victory. The 25-year-old winger has notched three goals, four helpers, 20 shots on net and a plus-6 rating in 11 contests. He's locked in on the Jets' third line, but he's shown enough of a scoring tough to interest fantasy managers in deeper formats.
Appleton scored a goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Canucks.
Appleton was the only Jet who could solve Thatcher Demko in this contest. He scored at 2:03 of the first period to tie the game 1-1, but Nils Hoglander put the Canucks ahead again for good 6:14 later. The goal was Appleton's first of the year, to go with three helpers, 12 shots on net and nine hits through eight appearances.
Appleton recorded an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.
Appleton earned the secondary helper on Adam Lowry's first-period goal. Through six games this season, Appleton has a modest two helpers, 10 shots on net and eight hits. While the Jets have a deep and dynamic offense, it hasn't trickled down to the 25-year-old Wisconsin native very often.
Appleton (shoulder) is healthy and available for the 2020-21 campaign, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Appleton missed the final three games of the Jets' playoffs due to his shoulder problem. The Wisconsin native ended the year stuck in an 11-game pointless streak and chipped in just eight points in 46 appearances this year. The natural center figures to remain in a bottom-six role for the club this season and at best would be a mid-range fantasy option.
Appleton (shoulder) signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract extension with the Jets on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Appleton was dealing with an injured shoulder in early August that held him out of Winnipeg's final three games of the season, but he's expected to be healthy before the 2020-21 campaign. The 24-year-old forward tallied eight points in 46 games last season.
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