Winnipeg Jets sign defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic

The Winnipeg Jets locked up their final restricted free agent on Friday.

The Jets announced a one-year, two-way contract for defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic. The new deal will pay him the league minimum of $750,000 if he’s in the NHL.

The 24-year-old played the last three seasons with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. He recorded a pair of goals with 12 assists in 29 games during the shortened season. Kovacevic was tied for the best plus/minus on the team with a plus-10 rating in the 2020-2021 campaign.

He also won the team’s best defenceman award this past season.

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Kovacevic was the Jets’ third round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft after being selected 74th overall.

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