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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Bryan Little to Six-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little (18) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Bryan Little wasn't sure how effective he was going to be after losing months to injury, but the veteran centre's scoring and leadership are going a long way for the Winnipeg Jets these days. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little talks to media after signing a multi-year contract on opening day of the Jets training camp Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets will be in the business of holding onto forward Bryan Little for the next six years.

The hockey club on Thursday announced a deal with the Edmonton product worth an average annual salary of $5.29 million starting in the 2018-19 season.

The 29-year-old was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round (12th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft and is entering his 11th season with the club. Last season, he had 47 points (21G, 26A) in 59 games.

Little has suited up in 672 games in the NHL, all with the Jets, which is the third-most games played in franchise history. He also sits second in club history for points (432), second in goals (184) and fifth in assists (248). He had a career-best 64 points (23G, 41A) with Winnipeg in 2013-14.

— Staff

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