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Jets sign Petan to entry-level contract

Monday, 12.30.2013 / 5:45 PM / News

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Monday was a day to remember for Nicolas Petan.

Hours after scoring a pair of goals, including the game-winner when Canada defeated Slovakia 5-3 at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Winnipeg Jets announced they agreed to terms with the 18-year-old on a three-year, two-way entry-level contract with an average annual value of $925,000.

Petan has played in 32 games with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League this season, scoring 20 goals with 46 assists. His 66 points place him second in league scoring. The Delta, British Columbia, native has played 167 career WHL games, all with Portland, and has 80 goals and 222 points along with 95 penalty minutes.

A second-round pick (No. 43) of the Jets in the 2013 NHL Draft, Petan has three goals and one assist in three games for Canada at the World Juniors.

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