The Winnipeg Jets have locked in one of the young prospects acquired in the Evander Kane trade, inking Brendan Lemieux to a three-year, entry-level deal on Friday.
#NHLJets announce a 3 year, 2-way contract for 19 year old Brendan Lemieux. An AAV of 1.125 million. Obtained in the Myers/Stafford trade.
— Rick Ralph (@RickRalphTSN) July 3, 2015
Picked 31st overall by Buffalo at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Lemieux spent last year in OHL Barrie and performed well, scoring 41 goals and 60 points in 57 games. And if you’re wondering if Brendan shares anything in common with Claude, do consider he’s racked up 290 PIM combined over the last two years.
Jets fans are getting their first real look at Lemieux today, too. Winnipeg’s prospects camp gets underway at the MTS Iceplex, and should feature former first-round picks Nikolaj Ehlers, Josh Morrissey, Kyle Connor, Jack Roslovic and Joel Armia who, like Lemieux, also came to Winnipeg in the Kane trade.