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Jets Extend Josh Morrissey For Eight More Years

The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Josh Morrissey have come to an agreement on a contract extension. As first reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger on Thursday morning and confirmed by the Jets minutes later the new contract extension is for eight years starting next season and has an Average Annual Value of $6.25 million.

Morrissey was The Jets first round pick (13th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft and after playing out his full junior career with the Prince Albert Raiders and Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, joined the Manitoba Moose in the 2015-16 season where he picked up three goals and 22 points in 57 games played.

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The Calgary, Alberta native then joined the Jets for the 2016-17 season and has since played in 223 career games, scoring 19 goals, 58 assists and 78 points. Morrissey had signed a two year bridge deal for $3.150 million per year right before training camp last year, and now this new extension will see him as a member of the Jets until 2027-28 season.

Last season, Morrissey missed a chunk of games due to injury and was overall limited to 69 games played, but he posted a new career high in both points (31) and TOI (22:24 per game) and helped anchor the number one pairing alongside Jacob Trouba. While Morrissey is normally regarded as a defensive defensemen, his offensive ability is what stood out this season.

JOSH MORRISSEY 2018-19 REGULAR SEASON STATS
Scor Scor Scor Shot Shot Shot Ice
Season GP G A PTS +/- PIM S S% TSA ATOI BLK HIT TK GV
2018-19 59 6 25 31 9 14 95 6.3 188 22:24 107 55 33 32
Career 223 19 58 77 30 99 297 6.4 622 20:36 416 340 70 120
Josh Morrissey 2018-19 REGULAR SEASON ADVANCED STATS (5V5)
Cors Cors Cors Cors Fenw Fenw Fenw Fenw PDO PDO PDO PDO PDO Zone Zone
Season GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiGF oiSH% oiGA oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2018-19 59 1052.7 1053 1048 50.1 0.8 795 757 51.2 2.7 58 10.2 51 91.2 101.4 53.0 47.0
Career 223 3971.6 3806 3745 50.4 0.4 2857 2730 51.1 1.4 203 9.9 181 90.9 100.8 49.8 50.2