Jets officially sign Wellwood

The Jets have signed veteran forward Kyle Wellwood. (CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/Getty Images/AFP)

The Jets have signed veteran forward Kyle Wellwood. (CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/Getty Images/AFP)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:54 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have officially signed centre Kyle Wellwood.

The 28-year-old spent last season with the San Jose Sharks, registering one goal and six assists in 18 playoff games. He started the season with Mytishchi Atlant of the KHL.

Wellwood's deal with the Jets is for one year, and it's worth $700,000.

Wellwood, who hails from Windsor, Ont., has 173 points in 373 games for San Jose, Vancouver, and Toronto, including 68 goals. He was a fifth-round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2001.


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