Jets avoid arbitration with Appleton, sign three-year deal

Winnipeg Jets' Mason Appleton (22) celebrates his goal with teammate Adam Lowry (17) during first period NHL Stanley Cup playoff action against the Edmonton Oilers, in Winnipeg on Monday, May 24, 2021. (Fred Greenslade/CP)

The Winnipeg Jets and Mason Appleton have agreed to a three-year deal, according Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

The contract, which is reportedly worth $6.25 million over the term, allows the parties to avoid going to arbitration, which Appleton had filed for on July 5.

Appleton, 26, was claimed by the Seattle Kraken a year ago in the NHL's expansion draft, but re-acquired by the Jets in March of this year.

The American centre has 28 goals and 36 assists in 206 NHL games and is coming off a two-year deal worth $900,000 per season.

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