Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets have announced they have agreed to terms on a seven-year contract extension with forward Nikolaj Ehlers worth an average annual value of $6.0 million starting in the 2018-19 season.
Ehlers, 21, was drafted by the Jets in the first round (ninth overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft and is entering his third year with the club. Last season, Ehlers' second in the NHL, he finished third on the Jets and tied for 30th in the NHL with 64 points (25G, 39A) in 82 games. The native of Aalborg, Denmark also skated for the Danes in the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Cologne and Paris where he had four assists and 18 PIMs in seven games.
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Ehlers reached both the 100-game and 100-point milestones in 2016-17 and he has 102 points (40G, 62A) in 154 career regular season games.
Born Feb 14 1996 -- Aalborg, Denmark
Height 6.00 -- Weight 172 -- Shoots L
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