Connor Hellebuyck's new six-year contract carries a $6.167 million average annual value against the salary cap. Is he worth it? He's coming off the best season of his three-year career at 44-11-9, a .924 save percentage, a 2.36 goals-against average and a second-place finish for the Vezina. The contract makes him the sixth-highest paid goalie in the NHL in AAV, but here's the thing: At 25 years old, he's younger than all of them. In fact, he's the youngest goalie in the top 20 for netminders' salary cap hits. This isn't some lark on a guy after a career year. Hellebuyck has been groomed to be a franchise goalie, the Jets have proof of concept, and this is a solid deal for a keeper this young. A foundational piece for the Jets.
The crowd in Winnipeg gives the Jets a standing ovation as well as one last "Go Jets Go!" chant. Incredible season for the young group, who posted the second best record in the NHL.
The Golden Knights haven't trailed in this series since the end of Game 1. That's 220 straight minutes, and counting..