Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets have announced they have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with forward Bryan Little worth an average annual value of $5.291 million starting in the 2018-19 season.
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Little, 29, was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round (12th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft and is entering his 11th season with the club. Last season, the native of Edmonton, AB had 47 points (21G, 26A) in 59 games. Little also led the Jets in faceoff percentage in 2016-17 with a 55.6% rate and won Winnipeg's Dan Snyder Memorial Award as the Jet who "best embodies perseverance, dedication and hard work without reward or recognition, so that his team and teammates might succeed". It was the fourth consecutive season he had at least 40 points for the Jets and the fifth time in his career that he has eclipsed the 20-goal mark.
Little has suited up in 672 games in the NHL, all with the Jets, which is the third-most games played in franchise history. He also sits second in club history for points (432), second in goals (184) and fifth in assists (248). He had a career-best 64 points (23G, 41A) with Winnipeg in 2013-14.
Born Nov 12 1987 -- Edmonton, ALTA
Height 6.00 -- Weight 191 -- Shoots R