TSN.ca Staff

The Winnipeg Jets have signed restricted free agent to a six-year, $37 million contract.

The contract carries a $6.167 million cap hit for Hellebuyck, who was a Vezina Trophy finalist last season. Hellebuyck will be the sixth-highest paid goaltender in the league this season behind ($10.5 million), ($8.5M), ($7.43M), ($7M) and ($7M).

Hellebuyck started 64 games last season, posting a 44-11-9 record with .924 save percentage and a 2.36 goals-against average. In his first career postseason, Hellebuyck posted a 9-8 record with a .922 save percentage and 2.36 GAA as the Jets reached the Western Conference Final. He had six shutouts during the regular season and added two in the playoffs.

The 25-year old is now one of four Jets signed through at least the 2023-24 season, joining ($6.125M), ($6M) and ($5.29M). He was one of seven restricted free agents for the team this off-season.

Hellebuyck took over as the Jets starter during the 2016-17 season, and posted a .907 save percentage with a 26-19-4 record.

He was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, Hellebuyck has recorded a .917 save percentage and a 2.55 GAA through 149 career games with the Jets.

Hellebuyck was coming off of a one-year contract worth $2.25 million.