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The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have agreed to terms with forward Matt Halischuk on a one year, two way contract worth $600K.

The 25-year-old Halischuk was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round (117th overall) in the 2007 draft and then traded to Nashville in 2010, along with a second-round draft pick for Jason Arnott.  Halischuk had five goals and 11 points in 36 games with Nashville last season, and became an unrestricted free agent after the Predators decided against sending him a qualifying offer earlier this month.

Halischuk has appeared in 157 career NHL games between New Jersey and Nashville, posting 54 career points and 41 penalty minutes. Aside from playing in the NHL, Halischuk has recorded 38 goals and 77 points in 118 career American Hockey League games, including three points in two matches earlier this season while playing with the Milwaukee Admirals.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

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