The Winnipeg Jets have signed centre Shawn Matthias to a two year, $4.2 million contract.
The 28-year-old from Mississauga has played in several NHL teams including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Colorado Avalanche and the Florida Panthers.
He was part of Canada’s national junior hockey team that won the gold medal at the IIHF Championship in 2008.
Meanwhile, Quinton Howden who hails from Oakbank, Manitoba has been signed to a one year contract worth $650,000.
(2/2) With that said, I couldn't be more excited for a fresh start. To top it off, I get to come home and do it with the @NHLJets
— Quinton Howden (@qhowden21) July 1, 2016
He’s spent the last few years playing with the Florida Panthers.
Later Friday the Jets looked to address a hole on the left side of defense by bringing in American blueliner Brian Strait. He signed a one-year contract worth $600,000.