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Jets sign defenceman Ben Chiarot to two-year extension

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-24

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Ben Chiarot to a two-year, $2.8-million contract extension. Ben Chiarot contract extension: 2 years / $2.8M total #jets #tvasports — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 24, 2017 Chiarot was a pending restricted free agent who played in 59 games for the Jets this past season, scoring twice and adding 10 assists. The 26-year-old was drafted by t

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Winnipeg Jets re-sign Ben Chiarot

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2017-06-24

The Jets retain a depth defender. The Winnipeg Jets have retained restricted free agent defenceman Ben Chiarot by signing him to a two year, $2.8 million contract that carries a cap hit of $1.4 million a year. Chiarot is 26 years old. Les Jets s'entendent avec Ben Chiarot. 2 ans / 2,8M$ total #tvasports— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) June 24, 2017 Chiarot broke into the league as Dustin Byfuglien’s partner, but the subsequent seasons have shown j

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What to Expect: Kasperi Vesalainen

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2017-06-24

Will going back to Finland yield the Jets another good forward? When the Winnipeg Jets’ staff walked up to the podium, safe to say I didn’t expect to hear the name that I heard. It’s going to take me seven years before I learn how to spell his name. The man, the myth, future Winnipeg Jets legend, Kristian Vesalainen. What are we getting in Mr. Vaseline Man? As the MVP of the 2016 U18 World Championship tournament, there is obviously an amount of excitement in adding another high potential forward. He joins other MVPs Auston Matthews, Clayton Keller, and Connor

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2017 NHL Draft: Jets Pick Kristian Vesalainen #24 Overall

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-06-24

With the 24th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets Have Selected Kristian Vesalainen From Frolunda in the SHL. About Kristian Vesalainen Kristian Veslainen is a big, physical winger who can use his size and his booming shot with a quick release to generate offense for his team. If that sounds familiar, it’s because the same can be said about the Jets’ first-round pick from the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, second overall selection Patrik Laine. While Vesalainen probably won’t produce as well as Laine did in his rookie season, the 6-foot-3, 207-pound Vesalainen should still be a game-changer once he makes his debut in the NHL. If playing to his full potential, Veslainen can be an effective forechecker who has impressive speed for his size. He’ll always excel more on the offensive side of the game but his defensive ability isn’t a glaring hole. He’ll need to work on his consistency from shift to shift and from game to game, but he has all t

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Kristian Vesalainen pick caps off quietly good draft week for Jets

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-24

The Winnipeg Jets came into draft week holding the 13th-overall pick and having exposed Tobias Enstrom and Marko Dano to the Vegas Golden Knights. With an eye towards making the playoffs, it was a real win for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to be able to swing a trade with the expansion franchise to keep them away from either of those players and steer George McPhee to Chris Thorburn — one of the few remaining Thrashers who no longer fit in the Jets lineup. The trade not only ensured Winnipeg moved forward with its complete roster intact, but it also managed to stay in the first round, swapping picks with Vegas to move to 24th overall. The Jets didn’t have to sacrifice much of anything where other teams did this week, and at the same time added yet another youngster to hopefully help stabilize the future of this team.

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It's déja vu all over again as Jets pick big Finnish forward in first round

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-06-24

CHICAGO – The Winnipeg Jets went for a Finnish forward with their first pick for the second year in a row, selecting lanky Kristian Vesalainen 24th overall in the 2017 ......

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Hawerchuk just Ducky about joining Jets Hall of Fame

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-06-24

Skating on to the ice at the Winnipeg Arena for the very first time. Hitting the 50-goal mark. Looking up in awe at the first-ever playoff Whiteout. Dale Hawerchuk says those ......

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Winnipeg Jets Draft Kristian Vesalainen

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-06-24

With the 24th overall selection* in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Jets select Forward Kristian Vesalainen from Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League. Vesalainen, 18, is a native of Helsinki Finland, and plays both left and right wing. The 6’3″, 209lb winger put up 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) for Frolunda HC, and looks...

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Winnipeg Jets 2017 First Round Draft Pick (24th overall): Kristian Vesalainen

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-06-24

Meet the Jets 1st round pick.

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Winnipeg Jets to induct Dale Hawerchuk into their Hall of Fame

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-06-24

Ducky will be inducted into the Jets Hall of Fame.

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