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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] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday