Winnipeg Jets extend Josh Morrissey


 The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Josh Morrissey on an eight-year contract with an average annual value of $6,250,000.

Morrissey, 24, played in his third full season with the Jets in 2018-19, setting career highs in assists (25), points (31), and time on ice (22:24). The Calgary, Alta. native added an assist in six playoff games for Winnipeg last season. He made his postseason debut with the Jets in 2017-18, posting two points (1G, 1A) in 16 games as the Jets reached the Western Conference Final. Morrissey made his Jets debut in 2015-16 after playing parts of six seasons in the WHL and he has skated in 223 NHL games and recorded 77 points (19G, 58A).