Winnipeg Jets sign restricted free agents Dano and Poolman
The Winnipeg Jets announced they’ve agreed to terms with a pair of restricted free agents.
The Jets signed defenceman Tucker Poolman and forward Marko Dano Tuesday.
Poolman agreed to a three-year contract worth $2.325 million while Dano signed a one-year pact that will pay him $800,000.
Poolman, 25, appeared in 24 games in his first season as a pro where he had one goal and one assist. He also played in 17 games in the American Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose, where he scored once and added nine assists.
Prior to joining the Jets, Poolman played three seasons at the University of North Dakota. He was the Jets’ fifth round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Dano, 23, avoids arbitration by signing the one-year agreement. He was scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on Monday. Dano earned $850,000 on a one-year contract last season.
In 23 games last season, Dano scored two goals and notched one assist. He was originally acquired in 2016 as part of the Andrew Ladd trade with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dano was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fifth round of the 2013 draft.
The moves leave the Jets with about $10 million left in cap space with Josh Morrissey and Nic Petan among their players that still need new contracts.
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