Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Jansen Harkins on a three-year entry level contract. Harkins has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Manitoba Moose for the remainder of the season.
Harkins, 19, recently completed a four-year WHL career with the Prince George Cougars. He led the Cougars in scoring this season with 72 points (21G, 51A) in 64 games. He scored 242 points (75G, 167A) in 275 games during his career with the Cougars and leaves Prince George as the franchise points leader. He was twice selected to the WHL All-Star team for the Canada/Russia Series and played in the 2015 Top Prospects Game.
Internationally, Harkins won a silver medal at the 2014 World U-18 Hockey Challenge as a member of Team Pacific, a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup and bronze medal with Canada at the 2015 U-18 World Championship.
Harkins was selected by the Jets in the second round (47th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. He joins Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic as the first three Jets selections from the 2015 draft that have signed an entry-level contract.
Born May 23 1997 — N. Vancouver, BC
Height 6.02 — Weight 195 — Shoots L