Nic Petan inks deal with Jets after world junior heroics

Hours after scoring the winning goal in Canada's victory over Slovakia, Nic Petan and the Winnipeg Jets agreed on a three-year entry level contract.

18-year-old has 66 points in 32 games in WHL

Nic Petan and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a three-year entry level deal. Petan is currently representing Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Malmo, Sweden. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It's been a pretty big day for Nic Petan.

Hours after scoring the winning goal in Canada's 5-3 victory over Slovakia at the world junior hockey championship at Malmo, Sweden, Petan and the Winnipeg Jets agreed on a three-year, two-way, entry level contract with an average annual value of US$925,000.

Petan, 18, has 66 points (20 goals, 46 assists) in 32 games with the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks this season. He is currently second in league scoring.

The Delta, B.C., native has played 167 career WHL games, all with Portland, with 222 career points (80 goals, 142 assists) and 95 career penalty minutes.

He was originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the second round, 43rd overall, in the 2013 NHL draft.


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