Winnipeg Jets re-sign RFA D Sami Niku for two-year $ 1.45 million deal


Winnipeg Jets rehired restricted free agent defenseman Sami Niku to a $ 1.45 million two-year deal, according to TSN chief journalist Frank Seravalli.

Niku appeared in 17 games last season for the Jets and had five assists with a minus-2 rating and 12 penalty minutes.

The 24-year-old has played 48 games in three seasons with the Jets and has two goals and eight assists in his NHL career.

Niku was selected in the seventh round, 198th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft by the Jets.


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