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Jets sign first-round draft pick

Nikolaj Ehlers at the Winnipeg Jets Development Camp in July. The 18-year-old put up 49 goals and 55 assists for the Halifax Mooseheads last season.

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Nikolaj Ehlers at the Winnipeg Jets Development Camp in July. The 18-year-old put up 49 goals and 55 assists for the Halifax Mooseheads last season. Photo Store

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with 2014 first-round draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers.

As a first-year forward in the QMJHL in 2013-14, Elhers put up 49 goals and 55 assists for the Halifax Mooseheads. He was chosen ninth overall by the Jets at the entry draft in Philadelphia in June.

The deal is a two-way contract for a duration of three years — what’s prescribed by the collective bargaining agreement. It’s average value over the three years is $1.625 million per season, which includes games played and other performance bonuses strictly regulated by the CBA.

Ehlers, 18, was born in Aalborg, Denmark and played in Switzerland before coming to the QMJHL last season.

He is expected to be in the lineup for the Jets when the team participates in the Young Stars Classic rookie and prospects tournament starting Sept. 12 in Penticton, B.C.

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