Jets sign faceoff specialist Matt Hendricks to one-year contract

By The Canadian Press
August 26, 2017 - 7:30pm

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets signed forward Matt Hendricks to a one-year contract on Saturday.

The deal is worth $700,000.

Hendricks, 36, spent the last four seasons with the Oilers and scored four goals and three assists over 42 games for Edmonton in 2016-17.

"Very happy to be joining the @NHLJets organization. Can't wait to meet the guys and get the season off to a good start!" Hendricks tweeted. 

The six-foot, 207-pound centre led the Oilers for a second straight season with a 56.9 per cent faceoff winning percentage.

Hendricks previously played for Colorado, Washington and Nashville before joining Edmonton. He has 100 points and 664 penalty minutes in 521 career games.

The left-handed shot was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NHL draft by the Predators.

The Canadian Press

Kayla Sanchez, Faith Knelson win silver medals at FINA world junior championships