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Jets keep Postma and Pasquale, add Hutchinson

Saturday, 07.20.2013 / 1:07 PM / NHL Free Agency 2013

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Jets keep Postma and Pasquale, add Hutchinson
The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenseman Paul Postma to a two-year contract worth $1.425 million, as well as agreeing to terms with goaltender Eddie Pasquale on a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level.

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenseman Paul Postma to a two-year contract worth $1.425 million, as well as agreeing to terms with goaltender Eddie Pasquale on a one-year, two-way contract worth $575,000 at the NHL level.

They also have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Hutchinson on a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the NHL level.

Postma, 24, played in 34 games with the Jets during the 2012-13 season, scoring four goals and finishing with nine points and six penalty minutes. The Atlanta Thrashers chose him in the seventh round (No. 205) of the 2007 NHL Draft, and he has played in 38 NHL games with the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise.

Pasquale, 22, played in 43 games last season with the Jets' AHL affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps. He went 15-23-4 with a 2.79 goals against average and save percentage of .907. One year earlier, he was a member of the AHL All-Rookie team after going 23-12-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .911 save percentage for the IceCaps.

Pasquale was selected by the Thrashers in the fourth round (No. 117) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Hutchinson, 23, played in 30 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League during the 2012-13 season, going 13-13-3 with a 2.30 goals against average and a save percentage of .914.

He was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the third round (No. 77) in the 2008 NHL Draft.

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