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Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Dylan DeMelo to four-year extension

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dylan DeMelo makes a pass during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas, on Thursday, April 11, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tony Gutierrez

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Dylan DeMelo to a four-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday.

The deal carries an average annual value of US$4.9 million.

DeMelo, 31, played all 82 games for the Jets last season, setting career highs with 31 points and 28 assists.

He also had a team-best plus-46 rating, second highest in the NHL, and led the Jets with 139 blocked shots.

Selected by San Jose in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, the defenceman from London, Ont., has played 554 career games for the Jets, Ottawa Senators, and Sharks, tallying 144 points (17 goals, 127 assists) and 265 penalty minutes.

He has also registered four assists and 16 penalty minutes in 29 career playoff games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 25, 2024.

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