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Winnipeg Jets sign Nino Niederreiter to a three-year contract extension

It’s official. The Swiss forward has a new deal in Winnipeg.

This news isn’t exactly breaking since Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun tweeted out the news on November 4th that Nino Niederreiter wanted to sign an extension in Winnipeg.

Nino Nieddereiter

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A few days later Billeck subsequently put it out there that Niederreiter’s camp was looking for a three to four year extension with a comparable similar to what the Wild gave Marcus Foligno (16 million for four years).

Today we learned that Winnipeg has signed the 31 year old to a three-year contract extension with an AAV of 4 million.

Which continues to dismiss the “Winnipeg cannot sign players” myth given the fact that Niederreiter would have been able to command decent money as a free agent had he taken that route this July.

We knew it was supposed to be an El Nino winter but it appears that will be extended past 2023-24 which folks in Manitoba will likely be quite happy about.

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