Nik Antropov has had moments in his NHL career where he's lived up to the promise of his huge body and soft hands. The Winnipeg Jets are hoping the 31-year-old has some magic left.

Antropov is expected to eat up minutes in the club's top six forwards and if he's healthy and working with the right people, there's potential for production.

A 20-goal scorer on three different occasions during his time in the NHL, Antropov has had consistency issues due to injury. But he's big, has elite ice vision and despite what some say, has a reputation for being engaged.

"The first time I was in Winnipeg was in 1999 in the world juniors and I remember it was minus-48. But this seems like a great community and it's good to be back in a market where people care about hockey," said Antropov, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound winger.