WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed goalie Michael Hutchinson to a new contract.
The new deal is for two years and worth an average of $1.15 million per season. It is a one-way deal. That means Hutchinson would need to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors.
Hutchinson was a restricted free agent.
The 26-year-old was signed by the Jets as a free agent in 2013 and has been with the big club the last two seasons after impressing in the AHL.
Last year he played in 30 games, posting a 9-15-3 record with a 2.84 goals against average and a .907 save percentage.
He’s got a career record of 32-26-8 record with a 2.53 goals against average and .912 save percentage in 71 games.
The Barrie, Ontario native was drafted 77th overall by Boston in the 2008 draft.
The Jets overall goaltending situation remains murky with veteran Ondrej Pavelec still under contract and top prospect Connor Hellebuyck proving he’s NHL ready with his play last season. The team also have prospect Eric Comrie with the Manitoba Moose, backing up Hellebuyck.