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Jets sign forward Matt Halischuk

Thursday, 07.11.2013 / 4:12 PM / News

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Jets sign forward Matt Halischuk
The Winnipeg Jets announced Thursday the signing of forward Matt Halischuk. Details of the contract were not released.

The Winnipeg Jets announced Thursday the signing of forward Matt Halischuk.

Details were not released by the team, but the Winnipeg Free Press reports it is a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the American Hockey League.

Halischuk, 25, had five goals and six assists in 36 games with the Nashville Predators in 2012-13. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound forward played two games with the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL and had two goals and one assist.

In 2011-12, Halischuk had a career-high 15 goals and 13 assists in 73 games with Nashville.

A fourth-round pick (No. 117) by the New Jersey Devils in the 2007 NHL Draft, Halischuk has 25 goals and 29 assists in 157 NHL games for New Jersey and Nashville.

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