Winnipeg Jets sign prospect defenceman to first NHL contract

The Winnipeg Jets signed young defenceman Simon Lundmark to his first NHL contract on Friday.

The 20-year-old Swedish product agreed to a three-year entry-level deal worth an average of $925,000 per season.

Lundmark is the Jets’ second-round pick (51st overall) from the 2019 NHL Draft.

The right-shooting blueliner just finished his fourth season playing in the Swedish Elite League.

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The Stockholm native set personal bests this past season with two goals and eight assists in 47 games with Linköping HC.

In 118 professional games, the six-foot-one, 201 pound Lundmark has recorded 16 career points.

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Lundmark has also represented his country at several international tournaments, including the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he was held pointless in six games in helping Sweden capture the gold medal.

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