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Enstrom signs five-year, $28.75 million extension with Jets

TSN.ca Staff

7/27/2012 1:31:30 PM

The Winnipeg Jets announced Friday that the club has they have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with defenceman Tobias Enstrom.

 It is a five-year contract worth $28.75 million.

Enstrom, 28, appeared in 62 games last season as an assistant captain with the Jets. He finished the year with 33 points and was second in scoring amongst the team's defencemen. The native of Nordingra, Sweden is the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets franchise leader amongst defencemen in games played (380 – sixth most overall), points (204 – fourth overall), and assists (172 – third overall).

He has represented his country in international competition six times, including four games and two assists at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Enstrom was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the eighth round, 239th overall, in the 2003 NHL Draft.