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Former Jets captain Andrew Ladd signs $38.5-million contract with Islanders

In a multi-million dollar contract, former Jets captain Andrew Ladd has made his way to the New York Islanders.

Ladd signed to a 7-year contract

Former Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd signed a $38.5-million contract with the Islanders. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Former Jets captain, Andrew Ladd, is an Islander now after inking a multi-million dollar deal with the New York team.

The Islanders moved quickly at the start of NHL free agency to sign Ladd to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract on Friday.

The Winnipeg Jets traded the 31-year-old left wing to the Blackhawks in a multi-player deal in February. Ladd was the Jets captain since they moved from Atlanta for the 2011-12 season.

Ladd totalled 25 goals and 21 assists last season in 78 games for Winnipeg and Chicago. He has 210 goals and 256 assists in 12 seasons.

With files from the Associated Press

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