The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Tyrel Bauer to a three-year, entry-level contract. His draft rights were set to expire on Jun. 1, 2022.
As part of his contract, Bauer will be paid $80,000 in the minors and would carry an $850,000 cap hit if promoted to the National Hockey League. The length of the deal will begin next season and run through 2024-25.
D Tyrel Bauer #GoJetsGo
2020 6th rd pick (164th overall)
3 year ELC
$850k cap hit $925k AAV
22-23: $750k base + $90k SB + $85k PB
23-24: $775k base + $80k SB + $70k PB
24-25: $775k base + $80k SB + $70k PB
$80k minor salary in all 3 seasons.https://t.co/FKNnAWmyPQ
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) May 30, 2022
Bauer, 20, was selected by Winnipeg in the sixth round of the 2020 NHL Draft. Since then, he’s spent each of the last two seasons serving as the captain of the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League.
The 6’3″ blueliner scored five goals and 10 points through 32 regular-season games in 2021-22. During the post-season, he’s posted four assists in 18 contests.
Heading into next season, Bauer will likely be competing for a roster spot on the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
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