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Winnipeg Jets sign Jonathan Kovacevic

The Manitoba Moose are (likely) getting a new defenceman.

2017 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Winnipeg Jets have signed 2017 third-round draft pick Jonathan Kovacevic to a two-year entry level contract according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

Kovacevic is a 21 year old right shooting defenceman who has hovered around 0.5 points per game for the past three years in college with his highest being this past season where he recorded 14 points in 34 games including four goals.

It is not clear what type of player Kovacevic will be at the professional level, but he could turn into a decent player for all I know. Some of it will depend on the opportunities he gets and what he does with them.

It is likely that Kovacevic will go to the Manitoba Moose in the AHL to finish the season. If he does it will be on a professional try-out contract for the remainder of the season. He is eligible to play in the playoffs even though he is not on the Clear Day roster as that has something to do with players who are playing professionally in North America according to The Athletics Murat Ates. This is the same reason that Kristian Vesalainen is able to play for the Moose without being on the Clear Day roster.