Little agrees to extension with Jets, Polak getting shot with Leafs
Winnipeg forward's deal carries average annual value of $5.29 million US
The Winnipeg Jets and forward Bryan Little agreed Thursday to a six-year contract extension that will take effect in the 2018-19 season.
Little's deal will carry an average annual value of $5.29 million US.
The 29-year-old has spent his entire career with the Atlanta Thrashers/Jets organization and has appeared in 672 games with totals of 184 goals and 248 assists.
The Edmonton native tallied 21 goals and 26 assists in 59 games in 2016-17.
Polak to try out for Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free-agent defenceman Roman Polak to a professional tryout.
The 31-year-old blue-liner could give the club needed depth on defence. Polak is coming off a gruesome leg injury during last spring's playoffs with Toronto.
The Czech recorded four goals and seven assists in 75 regular-season games in 2016-17.
He became an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Known as PTOs, professional tryouts come with no job security but give players with no contract a chance to prove they deserve one.
Pastrnak staying with Bruins
The Boston Bruins signed forward David Pastrnak to a six-year contract worth $40 million on Thursday.
The team had been negotiating with the restricted free agent over the summer. Pastrnak had career highs with 34 goals, 70 points and a plus-11 last season.
A native of the Czech Republic, Pastrnak was a first-round pick in the 2014 draft. In his three-year NHL career, the six-foot Czech native has 59 goals and 64 assists in 172 games.
With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press