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Jets sign Josh Morrissey to two-year contract

New deal carries an AAV of $3.15 million

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Josh Morrissey on a two-year contract worth $6.3 million, with an average annual value of $3.15 million.

Morrissey, 23, recorded 26 points (7G, 19A) and 47 penalty minutes in 81 games for the Jets last season while leading the club with 168 blocked shots. He also a goal and an assist in 16 playoff games for Winnipeg and shared the team lead with 41 blocked shots in the post-season. The Calgary, Alberta native has played 164 games, all with the Jets, in his NHL career and has 46 points (13G, 33A) and 85 PIMs.

Morrissey was drafted by the Jets in the first round (13th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Josh Morrissey

Defense

Born Mar 28 1995 -- Calgary, ALTA 

Height 6.00 -- Weight 195 -- Shoots L

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