The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension worth an average of $7.6 million annually.
The 30-year-old Roseau, Minnesota native has recorded 32 points (15G, 17A) so far this season while appearing in all 52 games and sits in a tie for second amongst all NHL defencemen with his 15 goals.
Byfuglien represented the Central Division at the 2016 all-star game, scoring a goal and adding an assist.
Byfuglien was acquired when the Jets franchise when it was based in Atlanta via a 2010 off-season trade with Chicago.
The trade came after Byfuglien helped the Blackhawks win the 2010 Stanley Cup.
— With files from The Canadian Press
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