The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension for forward Mathieu Perreault.
Perreault’s new deal, which won’t start until 2017-18, will have a cap hit of $4.125 million. The 28-year-old had nine goals and 32 assists in 71 games for the Jets last season. It was Perreault’s second straight 41-point campaign in Winnipeg. He joined the Jets in the summer of 2014 as a free agent, after the Ducks decided not to qualify him.
There still remains plenty of work for Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to get done this offseason. Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba are both restricted free agents. The league will be watching closely to see how those negotiations go, particularly with regards to the latter.