Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with defenceman Tucker Poolman on a one-year entry level contract with an annual value of $1,775,000.
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Poolman, 23, tallied 30 points (7G, 23A) in 38 games as a junior with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks this season. He was selected the National College Hockey Conference Defensive Defenceman of the Year and named to the All-NCHC First Team and All-NCHC Tournament Team. Last year as a sophomore, he had 24 points (5G, 19A) in 40 games, as he helped UND capture the NCAA championship. He finished his career with the Fighting Hawks with 72 points (20G, 52A) in 118 games.
Poolman will now undergo bi-lateral shoulder surgery with the first surgery coming later this week. His availability for Winnipeg Jets training camp will be determined upon completion of his second surgery.
Poolman was selected by the Jets in the fifth round (127th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft while he was a member of the USHL's Omaha Lancers. During the 2013-14 season with the Lancers, he was named the USA Hockey Junior Player of the year after leading USHL defencemen in scoring with 15 goals. He was also selected to the USHL First All-Star Team and played in the USHL All-Star Game.
Born Jun 8 1993 -- East Grand Forks, MN
Height 6.03 -- Weight 210