One of the biggest — literally, biggest — prospects taken at this June’s draft has been signed to his entry-level deal.
Logan Stanley, the 6-foot-7, 231-pound rearguard taken 18th overall by the Jets, inked a three-year contract with an average annual value of $1,137,500, the club announced on Tuesday.
Stanley, 18, is currently with OHL Windsor, though he did have a brief cameo with Winnipeg during training camp. He, along with another first-round pick — Jack Roslovic — were dropped from camp in early October.
“[Stanley] is a guy that is going to continue to grow, grow into his body, grow into his frame, grow into his game,” Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff told NHL.com. “There’s lot of room for development, and that’s what makes him a really exciting prospect.”
Stanley has shown a bit more offensive upside this year, his third with the Spits. After scoring just 17 points in 64 games last season, he already has nine through 20 games this season.
The Jets actually traded up at the draft to get Stanley, sending the 22nd and 36th overall selections to the Flyers in exchange for the 18th and 79th overall picks.