The puck stops here: Winnipeg Jets sign Hellebuyck to 6-year deal

The Winnipeg Jets have locked up their starting goaltender for another six seasons.
Connor Hellebuyck, 25, will suit up for the Winnipeg Jets for another six seasons after reaching a long-term contract with the NHL club. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)

The Winnipeg Jets have locked up their starting goaltender for another six seasons.

Connor Hellebuyck, 25, agreed to a six-year, $37-million contract, the club announced Thursday morning.

The deal shakes out to an annual value of nearly $6.2 million.

Hellebuyck backstopped the Jets to the Western Conference final this spring, posting a 9-8 playoff record that included two shutouts, a 2.36 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in 17 games.

Hellebuyck won 44 games for the Jets last season — the eighth highest season win total in NHL history. He set single-season franchise records for wins (44), shutouts (6) and save percentage (.924) in a career-high 67 games for the Jets.

The native of Commerce, Mich., was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender and was selected to the league's second all-star team. 

Hellebuyck was a restricted free agent who was among four teammates who filed for salary arbitration.

In 149 career NHL games, Hellebuyck has recorded an 83-41-14 record with 12 shutouts, a 2.55 GAA and .917 save percentage.

He was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

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