Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Julian Melchiori on a two-year, two-way contract worth an AAV of $625,000 in the NHL. Winnipeg has also signed goaltender Jamie Phillips to a two-year entry-level NHL contract worth an AAV of $675,000 in the NHL.
Melchiori, 24, has been in the Jets organization for the past five seasons after being drafted by Atlanta in the third round, 87th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft. Last season, the Richmond Hill, ON native played 11 games with Winnipeg after starting the season with the Manitoba Moose where he played in 62 games and scored seven points (3G, 4A). Melchiori has 32 points (6G, 26A) in 235 career AHL games with the Moose and St. John's IceCaps.
Phillips, 23, played four seasons at Michigan Tech University posting a 1.97 goals against average and a .922 save percentage in 36 games last year. This follows up an impressive 2014-15 season for Phillips in which the Caledonia, ON native played in 41 games posting a 1.74 goals against average and .933 save percentage to go along with being named to the WCHA first all-star team. That season, he was also nominated for the Mike Richter Award which honors the most outstanding goalie in NCAA men's hockey. Phillips, a seventh round selection, 190th overall in 2012 by the Jets finished his NCAA career with a 57-25-8 record.
Born: Dec. 6, 1991 -- Richmond Hill, ON
Height 6.04 -- Weight 209 -- Shoots L
Born: Mar. 24, 1993 -- Caledonia, ON
Height 6.03 -- Weight 175