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Jets sign Matt Halischuk to one-year, two-way contract

Jul 11, 2013, 11:15 PM EST

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The Winnipeg Jets bolstered their forward depth – whether it be at the NHL or AHL level – by signing Matt Halischuk to a one-year, two-way deal on Thursday.

The contract pays him $650K at the NHL level and $250K in the AHL level, according to Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press.

The 25-year-old played in 36 games with the Nashville Predators this past season, collecting 11 points. The 2011-12 campaign was the best of his NHL career, as he scored 28 points – more than the rest of his career, combined – in 73 games for the Preds.

Predators blog On the Forecheck points out that his nickname is “Hustlechuk” and referenced “A Clockwork Orange,” in reviewing his last season, so that should provide you with all the Halischuk-related entertainment one could reasonably ask for.

  1. hines86for6 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:57 AM

    would still be with the Preds if Poile hadn’t just signed 4 free agent forwards.

    halischuk brings it night in and night out. His puck possession skills are below avg , he excels in digging the puck out of the corner, and is a solid backchecker. Won’t score much, but every now and then he’ll surprise you with a 2 or 3 pt game.

    He’s good for dump and chase, which is what most team’s fourth lines do.

    • vshehane - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      Agree. I will miss watching him play in Nashville. Hard worker for sure.

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