Posted June 25, 2012 on AP on Fox

ATLANTA - JANUARY 14: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Atlanta Thrashers saves a shot on goal by the Buffalo Sabres at Philips Arena on January 14, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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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