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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 happy that I have the chance to stay here in Winnipeg and stay for five years," Pavelec said during a conference call Monday afternoon. "That's all you're looking for, to stay in the city you like with the great fans there. I always said that I like Winnipeg and I'm really happy for a deal right now and I'm just looking forward." Pavelec, who turns 25 this August, played in 68 games thi past season and had a 2.91 goals-against average.
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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...
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...