Jets sign Niederreiter to 3-year, $12M extension
The Winnipeg Jets signed winger Nino Niederreiter to a three-year extension with an average annual value of $4 million, the club announced Monday.
The 31-year-old is making $4 million per season on his current contract too. The new deal keeps him in Winnipeg through his age-34 campaign.
Niederreiter has produced six goals, eight assists, and 27 hits in 23 games this season while playing on Winnipeg's third-line checking unit alongside Adam Lowry and Mason Appleton.
The Jets acquired Niederreiter ahead of the 2023 trade deadline from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a second-round pick.
The New York Islanders selected him fifth overall at the 2010 NHL Draft. He's also played for the Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes in his 13-year career. His most productive season came in 2016-17 with the Wild when he recorded 25 goals and 57 points.
Winnipeg now has just two key pending unrestricted free agents remaining in defensemen Brenden Dillon and Dylan DeMelo. The club already signed top center Mark Scheifele and starting goalie Connor Hellebuyck to matching seven-year, $59.5-million extensions before the start of the campaign.