Last weekend, our site wrote about how the Winnipeg Jets reportedly signed two of their European prospects to entry-level contracts. In that article, I talked about how with the Jets having a low playoff probability it is time to look to the future of the franchise.
Well, Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Jets front office have been active again this weekend as they signed another player to an entry-level contract.
That player is Wyatt Bongiovanni who played four seasons of collegiate hockey for Quinnipiac University.
The Winnipeg Jets have signed Wyatt Bongiovanni to an entry-level contract
Bongiovanni is an undrafted forward from Birmingham, Michigan. After playing three years of juniors in the USHL he joined the Quinnipiac University Bobcats of the ECAC.
The twenty-two-year-old had a great career for the Bobcats. Over his four years of collegiate action, he had played in 123 games and had 50 goals, 40 assists, 90 points, 113 penalty minutes, and a plus-43 plus/minus.
He was also the assistant captain of the Quinnipiac in his junior season and was named team captain this past season, which was his senior year.
According to the Manitoba Moose’s website, Bongiovanni’s contract will not begin with the Jets until the 2022-2023 season and will be for two seasons and carry an average annual value of $802,500 at the NHL level.
Although the centerman’s contract does not begin until next season, Winnipeg supporters will still get to see him in action as Bongiovanni has joined the Moose on an amateur tryout contract.
Bongiovanni is not in the lineup today for Manitoba’s game against the Rockford IceHogs. After today’s game, the Moose have five more regular season games before the Calder Cup Playoffs begin.
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