Sport Jets, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck agree to 6-year, $37 million deal

17:46  12 july  2018
17:46  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Connor Charles Hellebuyck (/ˈhɛləbək/ HEL-ə-bək; born May 19, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender . He is currently playing for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Jets in the 5th round (130th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Winnipeg Jets took care of some important business on Monday morning, as they re-signed goalie Connor Hellebuyck to a one- year , .25 million contract. The two sides were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Aug. 1, but as expected, they were able to hammer out a deal before reaching

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The Winnipeg Jets and goalie Connor Hellebuyck have agreed to terms on a six-year, $37 million contract, the team announced Thursday.

Hellebuyck, 25, had filed for arbitration last week, but it generally was expected that he and the team would reach an agreement on a long-term deal because he is considered a big part of the Jets' future. The contract — with an average annual value of $6.167 million — cements that status.

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Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck signed a one- year , .25 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Hellebuyck , 24, was scheduled for an arbitration hearing Aug.

Connor Hellebuyck | # 37 . But four years later, after Hellebuyck made 26 starts as a rookie for the Jets in 2015-16, he was so well regarded that he was named to Team North America for the World Cup of Hockey 2016.

Hellebuyck made $2 million last season on a one-year deal and had a record contract year: He was 44-11-9 record with six shutouts, a 2.36 GAA and .924 save percentage in 67 appearances, and, in the process, the Michigan native surpassed Tom Barrasso for the most victories in a single season by an American-born goalie.

He helped the Jets set a franchise record for victories (52) and points (114) and finished second in voting for the Vezina Trophy behind the Predators' Pekka Rinne.

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