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Jets sign Mason Appleton

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Mason Appleton on a three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $758,333.

Tweet from @MTAppleton: Excited to sign my first NHL contract with the @NHLJets. Looking forward to the next chapter of my career.

Appleton, 21, led the Michigan State University Spartans in goals (12), assists (19), and points (31) last season while playing in all 35 games. During two seasons with the Spartans, he had 53 points (17G, 36A) in 72 games.

Appleton was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft. He's the sixth of the Jets' eight selections from the 2015 NHL Draft to sign an NHL entry-level contract, joining defenceman Sami Niku and forwards Kyle Connor, Jansen Harkins, Jack Roslovic, and Michael Spacek.

Mason Appleton
Born Jan 15 1996 -- Green Bay, WI
Height 6.02 -- Weight 193 -- Shoots R

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