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The Winnipeg Jets got Declan Chisholm’s signature on a contract Monday, adding another young defenceman to their prospect pool.
The 20-year-old former junior star signed a three-year entry-level deal with a yearly cap hit of US$825,000 if he plays in the NHL. The deal starts in the 2020-21 season.
The deadline to get the product of Bowmanville, Ont., signed was Monday at 4 p.m. Two other defencemen, Giovanni Vallati (2018 fifth-rounder) and Jacob Cederholm (2017 fourth-rounder) were not signed by the Central Division squad.
Vallati is eligible to re-enter the 2020 NHL Draft, while Cederholm becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Chisholm was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round (150th overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft and just completed his fourth season with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.
He set career-highs for goals (13), assists (56), and points (69). Chisholm was the third-highest point-producing defenceman in the OHL.
— Jason Bell
Assistant sports editor
Jason Bell wanted to be a lawyer when he was a kid. The movie The Paper Chase got him hooked on the idea of law school and, possibly, falling in love with someone exactly like Lindsay Wagner (before she went all bionic).
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