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Jets sign Tucker Poolman to three-year contract

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR /

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with defenceman Tucker Poolman on a three-year, $2.325 million contract with an average annual value of $775,000.

Poolman, 25, played in 24 games in his first professional season with the Jets last year. The product of East Grand Forks, MN scored his first goal in the NHL on Dec. 23 against the New York Islanders and collected his lone NHL assist to this point on Apr. 3 at the Montreal Canadiens. He also collected 10 penalty minutes. He also played in a pair of Stanley Cup playoff games for the Jets in the first round against the Minnesota Wild. In addition, Poolman saw action in 17 games with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL where he scored one goal and nine assists for 10 points along with four penalty minutes.

Video: WPG@NYI: Poolman nets point shot for first NHL goal

Poolman previously spent three seasons with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks where he was selected as the National College Hockey Conference Defensive Defenceman of the Year in 2016-17 and helped UND capture the NCAA championship the year before. He finished his career with the Fighting Hawks with 72 points (20G, 52A) in 118 games.

Poolman was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round (127th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Tucker Poolman
Born June 8 1993 -- East Grand Forks, MN
Height 6.02 -- Weight 200 -- Shoots R

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