Jets Sign Jeff MalottBy: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: May 31st 2021
The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forward Jeff Malott on a one-year, two-way contract for 2021-22 with an average annual value in the NHL of $780,000.
Malott, 24, made his professional debut in 2020-21 with the Manitoba Moose where he led the team with 14 goals and added six assists for 20 points in 34 games. His 14 goals were tied for the second most by an AHL rookie and they also equaled the ninth highest in the league this season. The forward was tied for second on the Moose with four power play goals recorded during the 2020-21 season.
The Burlington, Ont. product recorded 53 points (24G, 29A) and 135 penalty minutes in 114 career NCAA games with Cornell University. During his final season of eligibility with Cornell, Malott represented the club as a tri-captain and was named one of three finalists for ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Forward. Prior to his collegiate career, Malott played two seasons with the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits.