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Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way contract

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Julien Brouillette to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$600,000 at the NHL level.

Brouillette, 27, made his NHL debut this past season for the Washington Capitals, recording a goal and an assist in 10 games.

The native of St-Esprit, Que., has spent the vast majority of his professional career in the minors, most recently with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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Brouillette is likely to see time with the Jets’ top affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps.

The five-foot-11, 185-pound defenceman played his junior hockey with the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Sagueneens from 2003-’04 to 2006-’07.