June 13, 2019 8:33 pm

Winnipeg Jets sign top pick from 2018 NHL Draft

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The Winnipeg Jets signed their first pick of the 2018 NHL Draft on Thursday.

The Jets announced they’ve signed forward David Gustafsson to a three-year entry level contract. The deal will pay him an average of $925,000 per season.

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The 19-year-old was selected by the Jets in the second round, 60th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft. He’s already completed two seasons as a professional.

Gustafsson played for HV71 in the Swedish Hockey League the past two years. He had two goals and 10 assists in 36 games last season.

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The Swedish product also played for his country at the World Junior Championships where he recorded three assists in five games.

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