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Jets Re-Sign Josh Morrissey to Eight-Year, $50M Deal

September 12, 2019 10:44 AM | Sports


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Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey (44) celebrates after scoring during first period NHL Western Conference Finals game 5 hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Jets have invested heavily into Josh Morrissey, re-signing the defenceman to an eight-year, $50 US million contract.

The Calgary native played in his third full season with the Jets in 2018-19. The 24-year-old set career highs in assists (25), points (31), and time on ice (22:24). He also added an assist in six playoff games for Winnipeg last season.

Morrissey will get paid $8 million in the first two years and fourth year of the deal. He receives $5.2 million in the third year, $6.4 million in the fifth year and $4.8 million in each of the last three seasons.

Morrissey returns to a Jets blueline that lost Jacob Trouba, Tyler Myers and Ben Chiarot during the off-season.

The Jets on Thursday also announced their 2019-20 broadcast schedule.

— With files from The Canadian Press