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Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a $19.5 million, five-year deal.
The 24-year-old Czech had been headed to restricted free agency this summer. He made $1.3 million last season.
He appeared in 68 games last season, compiling a 29-28-9 record, 2.91 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
Pavelec was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round in the 2005 NHL draft.
Jets backup Chris Mason is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. But he says he wants back with the team.
Winnipeg also acquired the rights to Toronto goalie Jonas Gustavsson over the weekend at the NHL draft.
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Goalie Ondrej Pavelec, who would have become a restricted free agent this summer, agreed to five-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets, the team announced Monday. The contract now covers Pavelec through the end of the 2017-18 season. The deal is worth $19.5 million for an average annual salary cap hit of $3.9 million, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported. "I'm really...
The first domino in the restricted free agent goalie chain has fallen. Ondrej Pavelec re-signed with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. The Czech netminder agreed to a five-year, $19.5 million deal. That's a $3.9 million cap hit, more than triple his previous hit of $1.15 million. Bob McKenzie of TSN was the first to report the terms of the contract. That deal will start to set the...
via Bob McKenzie tweet, Ondrej Pavelec’s new deal in WPG is 5 yrs, with annual cap hit of $3.9M.
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The feeling around Winnipeg is one of relief for the most part as fans expressed their thoughts via Twitter and other forms of social media as the news of Pavelec signing a 5 year deal became public knowledge. The deal takes Pavelec into two years of free agency before it expires while providing the Winnipeg Jets a foundation from the net out to...
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, The veteran goalie remains hopeful he can get a new deal done with the Winnipeg Jets and avoid unrestricted free agency. But he’s also been around long enough to realize that it might take getting to July 1 before the sides find common ground.
“I really have no idea,” Mason said in a telephone interview from Red Deer, Alta.
Much like everyone...