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Jets Announce Signings of Shaw and Suess

By Carter Brooks

Photo by Jonathan Kozub

On Friday, the Winnipeg Jets announced the signings of forwards Logan Shaw and C.J. Suess. 

Jets Announce Signings of Shaw and Suess

Both players agreed to identical one-year, two-way deals worth $700K apiece with the Jets for the coming 2019-20 NHL season. If Shaw or Suess play with the Jets this year, they will make the full $700K each. If they spend the year in the minors with Winnipeg’s American Hockey League affiliate Manitoba Moose, their total earnings will drop to $225K each.

Suess, 25, was originally drafted by the Jets 129th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward put up eight goals and 12 points in 26 games with the Moose in 2018-19 – his first season in the AHL. Suess suffered an upper-body injury at the midway point of the year, and remained on the sidelines for the second half. 

Shaw, 26, spent last season with the Moose, after signing as a free agent with the Jets in the late fall of 2018. In 70 AHL games last season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound centreman amassed 29 goals and 51 points. He was Manitoba’s leading goals scorer and finished the season second in the points race. Shaw also attended the 2019 AHL All-Star Weekend as the Moose’s lone representative. 

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With Suess and Shaw now signed the Jets/Moose still have plenty of work to do in the contract department for the 2019-20 season. Remaining Moose players from 2018-19 left to sign include: Nic Kerdiles, Seth Griffith, Alex Broadhurst, Mark Dano, JC Lipon, Nelson Nogier, Cam Schilling, Jimmy Oligny and Ken Appleby. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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