It definitely is a contented Canadian Thanksgiving in Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Jets made two large signings on Monday forward of the NHL’s opening evening on Tuesday, agreeing to phrases with ahead Mark Scheifele and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on similar seven-year contract extensions price a median annual worth of $8.5 million, respectively.
HERE TO STAY 😤
Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck have signed similar seven-year contract extensions with a median annual worth of $8,500,000. pic.twitter.com/vINkMjXh9b
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) October 9, 2023
The offers will preserve Scheifele and Hellebuyck in Winnipeg by way of the 2030-31 season and provides each gamers an opportunity to stay with the identical workforce that drafted them by way of everything of their careers.
Hellebuyck, who gained the Vezina in 2019-20, is coming off one other incredible season in 2022-23, producing a blinding 37-25-2 document together with 4 shutouts and a .920 save share. For his efforts, Hellebuyck ended up ending third in voting for the Vezina final season, his fourth top-five end of his profession, and even wound up impressing within the fancy stats areas of the sport with an outstanding 31.1 targets saved above common.
Schefiele is coming off a career-best season in the case of purpose scoring, racking up a person-high of 42 for the Jets in 2022-23 whereas chipping in 26 assists for 68 factors in 82 video games. Scheifele continued to function a key piece of the Jets’ offensive assault, logging upwards of 20 minutes of common nightly ice time and persevering with his function as the focus of the membership’s high power-play unit.
There’s definitely a threat to each of those offers.
Together with Scheifele’s defensive lapses, each he and Hellebuyck shall be properly into their late 30s by the point these offers expire, probably making them candidates to finish their Jets tenures the way in which Blake Wheeler did, through buyout, if their play dips with age.
Within the current day, nonetheless, each Scheifele and Hellebuyck are extremely productive NHLers and provides the Jets an opportunity to proceed vying for a Stanley Cup over the approaching seasons.
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