With the deadline to sign coming up fast later this evening, the Winnipeg Jets have gotten an interesting prospect under contract. The team has signed Declan Chisholm to his three-year entry-level contract according to several reports including CapFriendly.
Chisholm, 20, had an outstanding season for the Peterborough Petes this year, recording 13 goals and 69 points in 59 games. The left-shot defenseman was part of a deadly powerplay and became the primary puck-mover for the squad, recording 48 more points than the next highest scoring defenseman on the Petes.
For a fifth-round pick like Chisholm getting an NHL contract is a huge step, but there should be even more excitement in Winnipeg for his arrival at the professional level. With the strong development steps he has taken over the last few years, Chisholm is now a prospect with legitimate NHL upside who could quickly take over a big role for the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.