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Jets sign defenceman Dylan Samberg to three-year entry-level contract

United States' Dylan Samberg (4) celebrates his goal past Czech Republic goalie Lukas Dostal, not shown, during second period IIHF world junior quarter-final hockey action in Victoria, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Samberg to a three-year entry-level contract, starting in the 2020-21 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
April 07, 2020 - 9:14 AM

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Dylan Samberg to a three-year entry-level contract, starting in the 2020-21 season.

The deal carries an average annual value of US$1.175 million.

The 21-year-old was selected by the Jets in the second round (43rd overall) in the 2017 NHL draft and just completed his junior season with the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs.

The Hermantown, Minn., native had a goal and 20 assists in 28 games, but the early cancellation of the NCAA hockey season due to the COVID-19 pandemic ended UMD's hopes for a third straight championship.

Internationally, Samberg represented the United States at the 2018 and 2019 world junior hockey championships.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2020.

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