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Winnipeg Jets sign Andrew Copp

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The Winnipeg Jets announced they have signed college prospect Andrew Copp.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLJets?src=hash">#NHLJets</a> agree to terms with Andrew Copp on a three-year, two-way, entry level contract &gt;&gt; <a href="http://t.co/CgQNzywk3o">http://t.co/CgQNzywk3o</a> <a href="http://t.co/4EDZwAj7b6">pic.twitter.com/4EDZwAj7b6</a></p>&mdash; Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) <a href="https://twitter.com/NHLJets/status/581093326771851264">March 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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In what might be the worst kept secret around Jetsville, Kevin Cheveldayoff has signed a high character forward who will join the Jets immediately. The contract has an AAV of $938,300 and more importantly is not eligible to slide for the current season so the first year of the contract will be burned regardless of games played.

Joining a team on a playoff run is an excellent way to start your professional hockey career. The Ann Arbor, MI native will quickly learn the professional ropes while not being under pressure to perform. Unless the Jets have serious injury concerns, Copp likely won't play a single game this season much like Jacob Trouba two years ago.

What does this mean for the future of unrestricted free agent Jim Slater? Paul Maurice has recently stated the team may look younger next season. What do you think of the signing?