The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Ben Chiarot on a new two-year contract worth an AAV of $850,000.
Chiarot, 24, played 40 games last season after being recalled from St. John’s on Dec. 3, 2014. Chiarot recorded his first NHL point on Dec. 5, 2014 against Colorado and his first NHL goal on Jan. 3, 2015 against Toronto. He finished the season with two goals and six assists. The Hamilton, ON native spent 16 games on injured reserve with before returning to the lineup for the team’s last four regular season games.
Chiarot was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round, 120th overall at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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