The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Josh Morrissey on an eight-year contract with an average annual value of $6,250,000.
Morrissey, 24, played in his third full season with the Jets in 2018-19, setting career highs in assists (25), points (31), and time on ice (22:24). The Calgary, Alta. native added an assist in six playoff games for Winnipeg last season. He made his postseason debut with the Jets in 2017-18, posting two points (1G, 1A) in 16 games as the Jets reached the Western Conference Final. Morrissey made his Jets debut in 2015-16 after playing parts of six seasons in the WHL and he has skated in 223 NHL games and recorded 77 points (19G, 58A).
Morrissey won the Jets’ Wawanesa Insurance Community Service Award for the 2016-17 season for his commitment to the community, including his work with the True North Youth Foundation and his role as an ambassador for The Dream Factory. He also won the club’s Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy for 2018-19 as the player who best embodies perseverance, dedication, and hard work without reward or recognition.
Morrissey was drafted in the first round (13th overall) by the Jets in the 2013 NHL Draft.