July 12 () — The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to phrases on a six-year, $37 million contract with goalie Connor Hellebuyck.
Winnipeg introduced the deal on Thursday morning. Hellebuyck, 25, led the league with 44 wins and three,966 minutes performed between the pipes. He additionally had a league-best 14 goalie level shares and 67 video games performed. The fifth-round decide within the 2012 NHL Entry Draft was a finalist for the 2017-18 Vezina Trophy, an award given to the NHL’s greatest goaltender.
“That is thrilling for a lot of causes however primarily as a result of I adore it right here and I need to be a part of this staff. I actually imagine this staff has what it takes,” Hellebuyck advised reporters.
“My agent has been doing an outstanding job going backwards and forwards. I’ve simply been focussing on myself, ensuring I am coaching the precise manner, having fun with the summer season and getting my thoughts proper for subsequent 12 months.”
Hellebuyck is coming into his fourth NHL season. His contract has a mean annual worth of $6.167 million.
The Commerce, Mich., product has an 83-41-14 document with 12 shutouts and a .917 save proportion in 149 profession NHL appearances. He posted a 9-Eight mark with two shutouts in a .922 save proportion throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs, serving to the Jets advance to the Western Convention finals.