Jets sign forward Evgeny Svechnikov

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Evgeny Svechnikov on a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value in the NHL of $750,000.

Svechnikov, 24, recorded eight points (3G, 5A) and 10 PIMs in 21 games for the Detroit Red Wings last season. The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia native turned professional in 2016 and has played 41 games over four seasons for the Red Wings recording 12 points (5G, 7A) and 20 PIMs. Svechnikov has also played 192 games for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and has posted 101 points (39G, 62A) and 183 PIMs. Svechnikov, Detroit’s first round pick (19th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft, helped the Griffins to a Calder Cup title in 2017, as he recorded 12 points (5G, 7A) and 20 PIMs.