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Jets Sign Defenceman Leon Gawanke to Three-Year, $2.4M Deal

May 23, 2019 11:25 AM | Sports

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The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Leon Gawanke to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old Berlin, Germany native was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round (136th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft and just completed his third season with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL.

Gawanke led all Screaming Eagles blueliners and was third among QMJHL defencemen with 57 points (17G, 40A) in 62 games in 2018-19.

The contract carries an annual value of $810,000.


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