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Jets sign top pick to entry-level contract

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - First-round draft pick Mark Scheifele signed an entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.

The Jets have nine games to decide whether to keep the seventh overall selection or send the Kitchener, Ontario, native back for a second year of junior hockey with the Ontario Hockey League's Barrie Colts.

Winnipeg general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Scheifele has potential, but how long he sticks with the big club is up in the air.

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