The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Skyler McKenzie to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native will earn an average annual salary of $741,700.
McKenzie, 20, played 72 games for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL last season and led the club with 47 goals. He added 40 assists for 87 points along with 54 PIMs.
McKenzie was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round (198th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, and totaled 212 points (101G, 111A) and 210 PIMs in 282 games during five seasons for the Winterhawks.
Extremely honoured and proud to have signed my first NHL contract with the @nhljets I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love and support from my family, friends, agent, teammates, coaches and the entire @pdxwinterhawks Very excited for this new chapter in my life pic.twitter.com/TTGNWnvENd
— Skyler Mckenzie (@S_Mckenzie19) July 3, 2018