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Atlanta Thrashers re-sign forward Jim Slater to multi-year deal

Slater and the Thrashers were scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing on Aug. 2. Slater was a restricted free agent.

The 24-year-old had five goals and 14 assists in 74 games last season with Atlanta.

He has 15 goals and 24 assists in 145 career NHL games, all with the Thrashers.

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The six-foot, 190-pounder was drafted by the Thrashers in the first round, 30th overall, of the 2002 NHL entry draft.