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Jets sign Matt Hendricks

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Matt Hendricks on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $700,000.

Hendricks, 36, spent the last four seasons with the Edmonton Oilers. The product of Blaine, MN had seven points (4G, 3A) in 42 games with the Oilers and for the second straight season Hendricks led the Oilers in the faceoff dot as he won 132-of-232 draws (56.9%). Hendricks has also been a staple on the penalty kill as he is among the top-25 NHL forwards in shorthanded time-on-ice over the last five seasons. Hendricks has played 521 games between Colorado, Washington, Nashville, and Edmonton and has totaled 100 points (49G, 51A), 664 penalty minutes and a career faceoff percentage of 53.9%.

Hendricks was drafted by the Predators in the fifth round (131st overall) in the 2000 NHL Draft.

Matt Hendricks
Born Jun 17 1981 -- Blaine, MN
Height 6.00 -- Weight 207 -- Shoots L

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