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Seth Jones Signs Eight-Year Extension with Chicago

July 28, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Portland Winterhawks News Release

Portland, Ore. - Not only did Seth Jones go from "Portland to the Pros", Seth Jones is now one of the highest paid defenseman in all of the National Hockey League.

Jones, 26, was dealt from the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks last Friday and today signed an eight-year extension with his new club worth an average annual value (AAV) of $9.5M.

During his lone season in Portland (2012-13) Jones totaled 26 points in 41 games en route to winning WHL Rookie of the Year and a WHL Championship.

Through 580 NHL games to date, Seth has totaled 65 goals and 221 assists for a total of 286 points and 194 penalty minutes (PIM). The previous Norris Trophy finalist was also a four-time All-Star during all four of his eligible seasons as a Blue Jacket.

Seth's brother and fellow former Winterhawk, Caleb, was traded to the Blackhawks earlier in July. The two are set to play their first professional season together this fall.


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