Winnipeg Jets center Eric Tangradi agreed to terms on a two-year contract Tuesday to avoid going to a salary arbitration hearing that was scheduled for July 23. The terms of Tangradi's new contract were not disclosed, but multiple media reports said it's worth $1.35 million.
"Best news of the summer! Can't even describe how excited and thankful I'm to be a part of the Winnipeg Jets organization for the next 2 years!" Tangradi said via his Twitter account.
Tangradi, 24, had on goal and four points in 36 games with the Jets last season. He has nine points in 81 NHL games, including his first 45 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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