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Hat trick of signings for Jets

Posted: 07/20/2014 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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THE Winnipeg Jets announced Saturday they have signed forwards Eric O'Dell, Patrice Cormier and John Albert to one-year, two-way deals.

O'Dell scored three goals and added four assists in 30 games with the Jets in 2013-14 in a breakout season for the career minor-leaguer, who was a second-rounder of the Anaheim Ducks in 2008.

O'Dell had 42 points (17G, 25A) in 42 regular-season games with the AHL's St. John's IceCaps last season and was a big part of the IceCaps run to the Calder Cup final, scoring five goals and adding nine assists in 21 playoff games.

His new deal is worth $650,000.

Albert played nine games with the Jets in 2013-14 and recorded his first NHL goal in his NHL debut Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.

A sixth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008, Albert spent most of last season with the IceCaps, where he scored 28 goals and added 17 assists in 63 regular-season games.

His new contract is worth $585,000.

Cormier had three assists in nine games with the Jets in 2013-14 and has five points in 49 career NHL games with the Jets and Thrashers.

Cormier, a second-rounder of the New Jersey Devils in 2008, spent most of last season in St. John's, where he scored nine goals and added 17 assists in 61 regular-season games.

His new contract is worth $625,000.

 

Stempniak a Ranger

NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers signed free agent forward Lee Stempniak on Saturday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Stempniak played in 73 games with the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins last season, registering 12 goals, 22 assists, and 32 penalty minutes.

-- staff / AP

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 20, 2014 B16

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