Advertisement
Sports

Portland Winterhawks’ leading scorer lands contract with Winnipeg Jets

Skyler McKenzie stands on the ice during a WHL game between the Portland Winterhawks and Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Oct. 20, 2017 in Kelowna, BC.
Skyler McKenzie stands on the ice during a WHL game between the Portland Winterhawks and Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on Oct. 20, 2017 in Kelowna, BC. Marissa Baecker / Getty Images

The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Skyler McKenzie to a three-year, entry-level contract worth $2,225,100.

McKenzie, 20, led the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks in goals in 2017-2018, scoring 47 times in 72 games. He also had 40 assists to finish the season with a total of 87 points.

RELATED: Learning English the biggest burden for Winnipeg Jets prospect Mikhail Berdin of Russia

McKenzie joined the AHL’s Manitoba Moose for three playoff games last year after the Winterhawks were eliminated from the post-season. He scored his first professional goal against the Grand Rapids Griffins in the third game of Manitoba’s opening-round series win.

The Jets selected McKenzie in the seventh round of the 2017 NHL Draft.

Story continues below advertisement