Winnipeg re-signs Kovacevic to one-year deal

Former Merrimack defenseman Johnathan Kovacevic has re-signed with the Winnipeg Jets on a one-year deal. Kovacevic will earn $750,000 at the NHL level. According to PuckPedia, Kovacevic will earn $90,000 at the AHL level (a $20,000 raise from his initial entry-level contract).

The 24-year-old played the last three seasons with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. He recorded a pair of goals with 12 assists in 29 games during the shortened season. Kovacevic was tied for the best plus/minus on the team with a plus-10 rating in the 2020-2021 campaign.

He also won the team’s best defenceman award this past season. Kovacevic was the Jets’ third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft after being selected 74th overall.