Jets sign Laine to entry-level deal, reported AAV of $3.575M

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The Winnipeg Jets took Patrik Laine with the second overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft, and now they’ve locked up the talented scoring forward to an entry-level contract.

The Jets made the announcement Sunday.

The Jets began their development camp the same day, however Laine is not participating in on-ice activities as he recovers from what the club called minor knee surgery following the scouting combine.

“I couldn’t finish [the tests] because I had some problem with my leg, but I think it went pretty normal otherwise,” said Laine during the combine. “I’m OK. I didn’t finish the test because I just don’t want to get hurt; I have an important summer and I don’t want to miss that.”

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