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Winnipeg Jets sign forward Evgeny Svechnikov to one-year deal

Sep 29, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN;  Winnipeg Jets right wing Evgeny Svechnikov (71) skates up the ice against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Evgeny Svechnikov (71) skates up the ice against the Edmonton Oilers in the second period at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets signed former Detroit Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000 on Wednesday.

Svechnikov, 24, had three goals and five assists in 21 games last season. That raised his four-year career totals in Detroit to five goals and seven assists in 41 games.

The Red Wings drafted him in the first round (19th overall) in 2015.

Winnipeg opens the regular season on Wednesday night against the host Anaheim Ducks.

–Field Level Media