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Jets sign Perreault, Thorburn to three-year contracts

Tuesday, 07.01.2014 / 1:46 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Jets sign Perreault, Thorburn to three-year contracts
The Winnipeg Jets yesterday announced they agreed to terms with forwards Mathieu Perreault and Chris Thorburn on three-year contracts.

The Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday signed forwards Mathieu Perreault and Chris Thorburn to three-year contracts.

Perreault's contract is worth $9 million and Thorburn receives $3.6 million.

Perreault, 26, had career highs with 18 goals and 25 assists in 69 games for the Anaheim Ducks in 2012-13. He has 51 goals and 113 points in 228 career games.

Perreault was a sixth-round pick (No. 177) of the Washington Capitals and played his first four NHL seasons there.

Thorburn, 29, had two goals, nine assists and 65 penalty minutes in 55 games last season with the Jets.

In nine NHL seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Thrashers and Jets, Thorburn has 36 goals, 97 points 656 penalty minutes in 523 games.

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He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter