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SportJets lock up Morrissey with 8-year, $50M extension

19:20  12 september  2019
19:20  12 september  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Jets, Morrissey have discussed long-term extension

Jets, Morrissey have discussed long-term extension The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Josh Morrissey have begun negotiating a long-term contract extension, he told The Athletic's Ken Wiebe. "We chatted a little bit throughout the last couple weeks and throughout the summer," he said. "It's just kind of the process of how it goes. You've been through contract negotiations, so you know how it works." Morrissey is entering the final season of a two-year, $6.3-million bridge deal he signed last September. The 24-year-old was limited to just 59 games in 2018-19 due to injury but still managed to post a career-high 31 points while averaging 22:24 minutes per night. He's adamant about being with the team for years to come.

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The Winnipeg Jets inked defenseman Josh Morrissey to an eight-year, $50-million contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

Jets lock up Morrissey with 8-year, $50M extension© Jonathan Kozub / National Hockey League / Getty

Morrissey's new deal will carry an average annual value of $6.25 million. He's entering the final year of his current deal, which carries a $3.15 million cap hit, and was set to become a restricted free agent after this season.

The 24-year-old recorded career highs with 25 assists and 31 points in 59 games during 2018-19, his third full season with the Jets. The 6-foot rearguard also finished third on the club in average ice time (22:24), and third in blocks with 107.

Morrissey signs 8-year, $50 million extension with Winnipeg

Morrissey signs 8-year, $50 million extension with Winnipeg WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenseman Josh Morrissey to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension. © APWF FILE - In this April 22, 2019, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Josh Morrissey speaks to media at their closing press conference after losing in the first round of the NHL playoffs, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenseman Josh Morrissey to an eight-year, $ The Jets announced the move on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, one day before the start of training camp.

A month after locking up Connor McDavid with a record extension , the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight - year extension that Over 191 career regular-season games with the Oilers, the native of Cologne, Germany, has accumulated 137 points ( 50 goals

The Buffalo Sabres locked up the face of their franchise Tuesday, inking Jack Eichel to an eight - year extension with an average annual value of million, the team announced. Eichel is going into the last year of his entry-level contract, and would have been a restricted free agent after the 2017-18

The Alberta native is now one of six Jets players signed through the 2023-24 season, joining captain Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers, Bryan Little, and netminder Connor Hellebuyck

Selected by Winnipeg with the 13th overall pick of the 2013 NHL Draft, Morrissey has contributed 19 goals and 77 points in 223 career contests.

With Morrissey's new deal not hitting the books until the 2020-21 campaign, the Jets hold $15.45 million in projected cap space for the upcoming season with restricted free-agent forwards Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor in need of new contracts, according to CapFriendly.

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