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Winnipeg Jets Sign D Ben Chiarot to a 2 Year Contract

The Winnipeg Jets have announced the signing of pending RFA defenseman Ben Chairot to a 2 year contract, worth an average anual value (salary-cap hit) of $850,000.00 per season.

Ben Chiarot

In a 2014-15 season filled with success for the Jets, the emergence of Ben Chiarot was one of the most pleasant surprises, filling in admirably on the blue-line, when the Jets defense was hit with a rash of injuries.

The former 4th round selection of the Atlanta Thrashers (120th overall in the 2009 NHL Draft) totalled 40 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season, amassing 2 goals, and 6 assists for 8 points.

The signing of Ben Chiarot, coupled with the signing of Anthony Peluso yesterday, means that only Keaton Ellerby and Paul Postma remain as Winnipeg Jets’ restricted free agents.