Jets sign centre Wellwood: reports

The Winnipeg Jets have signed free-agent centre Kyle Wellwood to a one-year, $700,000 US contract, according to multiple reports Thursday.

The Winnipeg Jets have added free-agent centre Kyle Wellwood, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Wellwood, 28, signed a one-year, $700,000 US deal, the Winnipeg Free Press and Winnipeg Sun both reported.

A veteran of six NHL seasons, Wellwood has played in 373 regular-season games for Toronto, Vancouver and San Jose, recording 173 points (68 goals). He split last season between Atlant Moscow of the KHL and San Jose, appearing in 35 games for the latter.

The Jets didn't confirm the signing, but reports said Wellwood's name appeared on the team's roster on its website before being removed. The NHL's website listed Wellwood as a member of the Jets.