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Jets ink 3-year deal with goaltender Comrie

It's one of the oldest axioms In hockey and, in particular, the NHL: A team must have a quality, big-league goaltender and a swack of puck-stopping prospects in the system.

The Winnipeg Jets took an important step in solidifying that by drafting Eric Comrie last June and by signing him to his first big-league contract on Christmas Eve. Comrie inked a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $925,000.

Winnipeg Jets goalie Eric Comrie stops the puck cold during practice at the Yardmen Arena in Belleville, Ont., ahead of playing the Washington Capitals in an NHL preseason match in September.

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Winnipeg Jets goalie Eric Comrie stops the puck cold during practice at the Yardmen Arena in Belleville, Ont., ahead of playing the Washington Capitals in an NHL preseason match in September. Photo Store

Comrie, 18, has played in 30 games with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL so far this season, posting a 14-13-3 record, 2.52 goals against average and 0.923 save percentage.

Originally drafted by the Jets in the second round, 59th overall, in the 2013 NHL draft, Comrie boosts an amateur-level goaltender prospect pool that includes U.S. collegians Connor Hellebucyk and Jason Kasdorf.

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Updated on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 4:41 PM CST: Corrects typo.

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