WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract worth US$1,500,000.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) makes a save on a Detroit Red Wings shot during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract worth US$1,500,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Laurent Brossoit (30) makes a save on a Detroit Red Wings shot during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract worth US$1,500,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract worth US$1,500,000.

The 27-year-old was signed as a free agent by the Jets on July 1, 2018.

The native of Port Alberni, B.C., has played in 40 games for Winnipeg over the last two seasons and has a 19-13-3 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage.

Brossoit was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2011 NHL draft.

Brossoit will back up 2020 Vezina Trophy winner Connor Hellebuyck in Winnipeg's goal.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 20, 2020.