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Copp awarded two-year, $4.56 million contract with Jets by arbitrator

Forward gets $2.28M annually after scoring NHL career-high 11 goals last season @NHLdotcom

Andrew Copp was awarded a two-year, $4.56 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets by an independent arbitrator Tuesday. It has an average annual value of $2.28 million.

The 25-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, had his arbitration hearing in Toronto on Sunday. He was the first restricted free agent to have a hearing this offseason.

Copp had an NHL career-high 11 goals and 25 points in 69 games with the Jets last season. He had five assists in six Stanley Cup Playoff games.


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Selected by Winnipeg in the fourth round (No. 104) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Copp has 84 points (36 goals, 48 assists) in 293 regular-season games for the Jets and eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 22 NHL playoff games.

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