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Jets sign Enstrom to five-year extension

Jul 27, 2012, 2:05 PM EDT

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The Winnipeg Jets made another offseason splash on Friday, signing defenseman Tobias Enstrom to a five-year contract extension that will take him through the 2017-18 season.

Enstrom, 28, has spent his entire five-year career with the Jets/Thrashers organization, emerging as one of the league’s better offensive defensemen.

In 2007-08, he parlayed a 5G-33A-38PTS season into a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie team and in 2010-11, earned his first All-Star team nod by posting 10 goals and 41 assists (he finished t-5th among all defensemen with 51 points.)

Enstrom is the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise leader amongst defensemen in games played, points and assists.

Enstrom signed the extension with one year left on his four-year, $15 million deal that paid $3.75 million annually. He was set to become a UFA next summer, but it’s clear the Jets wanted no part of him flirting with free agency.

The signing is the latest in what’s been a busy summer in the ‘Peg:

Ondrej Pavelec (five years, $19.5 million)

Olli Jokinen (two years, $9 million)

Alexei Ponikarovsky (one year, $1.8 million)

Kyle Wellwood (one year, $1.6 million)

The Jets have also reportedly offered RFA forward Evander Kane a six year deal worth around $29 million.

  1. mclovinhockey - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Anyone else notice that more often than not, most photos of the player who signs is in Philly?

  2. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    Lockin’ ’em down, one by one. Kane’s next. Way to go Chevy.

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