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Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele conference call on new eight year contract

Hear from the newly signed Jets centre.

Mark Schefiele heads up ice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

After signing an eight year deal, Jets centre Mark Scheifele spoke to the media about his new long term deal with Winnipeg:




– on committing long term to Jets: “I haven’t stopped smiling since I found out. It’s a huge honour.”

– on what makes this the perfect fit: “It’s an unbelievable organization. Nothing but a class act. I believe in the team”.

– on length of deal: “I wanted an eight year deal. That was in my mind from the start.”

– on playing in Winnipeg: “I wouldn’t have wanted to stick around if it wasn’t such a great community.”

– on the young pieces in the organization: “Being the hockey nerd I am I watched the intra-squad game (at Development Camp)”

– on the Byfuglien contract: “When you see a guy like Dustin Byfuglien sign…it gets you pretty excited. It was huge for me.”

– on what is first thing he will do with money: “I’m going to do is take my family for dinner. My family and my agent.”