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Jets give 2013 draft pick Morrissey a deal worth more than $1.4 million annually

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed first-round draft pick Josh Morrissey to a three-year entry-level contract.

The team said Thursday the two-way deal pays him an average of just over $1.4 million a year.

Morrissey, 18, is remaining with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders, where the defenceman has two goals and three assists in three games so far this season.

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He also impressed Jets’ coaches with his performance in training camp this year but they’re well-stocked right now with defencemen, including 2012 draft pick Jacob Trouba.

Morrissey was the 13th pick overall in the 2013 NHL Draft.