Dylan DeMelo Locked Up For Four More Years

The Winnipeg Jets sign Dylan DeMelo to a four-year deal –

The Winnipeg Jets have signed pending UFA defenceman Dylan DeMelo to a four-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3,000,000.  DeMelo also has a limited NTC in each of the four years.

Dylan DeMelo was acquired from the Ottawa Senators on February 18, 2020 for a 2020 3rd round draft pick.

 

 

Dylan DeMelo 

Pos:  RD   Shot:  R
DOB:  May 1, 1993  Born:  London,  Ont
Height:  6′’  Weight:  191
Drafted:  2011 – SJ Sharks  Rnd: 6   Overall: 179 

2019-20:  GP: 59  G: 0  A: 10  Pts: 10  PIM: 6   Plus/Minus: +1

Analysis:

This was a signing most Winnipeg Jets fans had hoped for.  Dylan DeMelo was a comfortable fit for this team and this city right from the get-go.  Paul Maurice loved him so I along with most Jets fans were quite surprised it took this long to announce this extension.  Jets fans were getting a little bit nervous with “NHL Free Agency” starting in a couple of days.

It has been a pretty good 24-hours for Winnipeg Jets fans with the drafting of Cole Perfetti and the contract extension of Dylan DeMelo.

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Final Thoughts:

This contract was a nice raise for DeMelo and very team-friendly.  During his “Zoom” chat with the media, he called it life-changing money for him and his family. 

More from Dylan DeMelo

I heard Winnipeg is an amazing place to raise a family.  My wife and I are expecting our first child in January.

I was given an amazing role in WPG when he got traded, playing Top 4 and playing PK as well. Need on the team on RD, and I felt I fit in well. I felt Winnipeg was my top choice once the Jets were eliminated.

Although Dylan DeMelo is not a top-pairing defenceman he was still a must sign for this team.  He seemed to mesh very well with Josh Morrissey.  Overall this was a solid add for this team.  

This contract gets:  ðŸ‘  ðŸ‘

Chevy gets an:  A

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Comments

  1. George Bain says

    Hey Mitch it has been a while. I must say I have lost a lot of confidence with the Jets especially on defence. As a group they are too small compared to what other teams have on defence in my opinion. Perfetti was a great pick but thought they would draft a big mobile defenseman with their second.

    Unless Chevy can pull a rabbit out of his hat over the course of free agency or make some trades I can’t see this team as it is, improving. They have ample skill but not the grit that teams like Dallas and Tampa showed in the final. Hope I am wrong as I am still a fan but I am not confident.

    • Mitch Kasprick says

      Hey George … I was actually thinking about calling you … I was thinking about doing the podcasts again when we get close to the new season … I haven’t done one since Manny passed away … I lost my will when he passed.
      The Jets might have to overpay during the UFA period but I prefer that to using a forward as trade bait … UFAs are free roster players except for the money LOL

  2. George Bain says

    Hey Mitch that might be a good idea. I was shocked to hear about Manny passing away. Too young! Let’s keep in touch.

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