Jets sign Skyler McKenzie
20-year-old led WHL's Portland Winterhawks with 47 goalsby Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release
Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Skyler McKenzie on a three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $741,700.
McKenzie, 20, played 72 games for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL last season and led the club with 47 goals. He added 40 assists for 87 points along with 54 PIMs. The product of Sherwood Park, Alta. added eight points (3G, 5A) in 12 playoff games. After Portland was eliminated from the WHL playoffs, McKenzie played three playoff games for the Manitoba Moose. He recorded his first professional goal which proved to be the game-winner in Game 3 vs. Grand Rapids on Apr. 25. Drafted by the Jets in the seventh round (198th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, McKenzie totaled 212 points (101G, 111A) and 210 PIMs in 282 games during five seasons for the Winterhawks.
Born Jan 20 1998 -- Sherwood Park, ALTA
Height 5.09 -- Weight 165 -- Shoots L