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Jets sign Blomqvist to entry-level contract

The Winnipeg Jets have signed 18-year-old Swedish forward Axel Blomqvist to an entry-level contract, the team said Tuesday.

The undrafted forward attended the team's prospect camp during the summer and played for the Jets in the five-team rookie tournament in Penticton, B.C., in early September.

Winnipeg Jet Axel Blomqvist (65), from Sweden, during practice on the fourth day of NHL hockey training camp Saturday in Winnipeg. He has signed an entry-level contract with the Jets.

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Winnipeg Jet Axel Blomqvist (65), from Sweden, during practice on the fourth day of NHL hockey training camp Saturday in Winnipeg. He has signed an entry-level contract with the Jets.

After main training camp, he was returned to the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes.

The six-foot-six right-winger had 33 points in 59 games last season in the WHL. He has one goal in the Hurricanes' first three games this season.

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