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