Breaking News: Jets Re-sign RW Chris Thorburn

Posted by Drew Mindell in General Jets News,NHL news,Winnipeg Jets on June 30, 2014 — 2 Comments

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Late Monday night, mere hours before he was set to reach unrestricted free agency, the Jets announced that they have re-signed RW Chris Thorburn to a 3 year, $3.6 million dollar contract, with a yearly salary cap charge of $1.2 million dollars.

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Thorburn, who earned $850,000 last season, had 2 goals, and 9 assists for 11 points in 55 games. He has spent the last 7 years with Winnipeg/Atlanta, and will be 34 years old at the conclusion of the contract.

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  • dave

    Is it just me or have the Jets management completely lost their mind. What did Thorburn do to earn a 50% increase in salary. I repeat have the jets management completely lost their minds!!! The Jets desparately need to upgrade their bottom 6 but apparently giving a huge raise to a guy who couldn’t make an impact on an Ahl team is good enough for Chevy. This signing actually scares me!!!

  • Dale Nesbitt

    He’s a solid defensive player. Doesn’t back down from anybody. But I think 1.2M is a bit rich.