With all due respect to Julius Honka of the Dallas Stars, there will be no major restricted free agents holding out when the 2019-20 NHL regular season gets underway on Wednesday.
The Winnipeg Jets announced that they’ve signed Kyle Connor to a seven-year contract with an average annual value of $7.14 million on their official Twitter account on Saturday night. The deal came only a few hours after Mikko Rantanen put pen to paper in Colorado and a day after Patrik Laine — a fellow Jet — signed a two-year contract with the squad.
Connor is coming off a career-best campaign of 34 goals, 32 assists and 66 points in 82 regular season contests. It was his second straight season with at least 31 goals. The 22-year-old left winger has proven to be a consistent secondary scorer on a team with some of the best offensive talent in the league.
He was originally selected 17th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft.
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