Winnipeg Jets ink replacement for Laurent Brossoit

He's heading to town on a one-year contract.

Michael W.

The Winnipeg Jets were unable to come to terms with backup goaltender Laurent Brossoit, who departed to accept a two-year contract worth an AAV of $3.3 million with the Chicago Blackhawks. 

And it hasn't taken them long to find his replacement to back up starter Connor Hellebuyck. They've agreed to terms with goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen, who split last season between the San Jose Sharks and New Jersey Devils: 

According to NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman, the deal is for one season and $1 million: 

Kahkonen was selected by the Minnesota Wild with the 109th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, and spent the first portion of his career there before being dealt to the Sharks in exchange for defenceman Jacob Middleton and a fifth-round draft selection at the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline.

He would agree to two-year, $5.5 million contract extension with San Jose, and put together a total record of 17-46-11 during his time playing for a poor Sharks squad. He didn't fare much better with the Devils, going 1-4 in the five games he appeared in following the trade. 

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