Nino Niederreiter Commits to Winnipeg for Another three seasons
The Winnipeg Jets and forward Nino Niederreiter have come to agreement on a three-year, $12 million contract extension, beginning in the 2024-25 NHL season.
The deal will span through the 2026-27 season and features a $4 million annual average value and cap hit, meaning the Jets are on the books for $12 million over the course of the next three seasons.
"I am very happy to be here for another three years," Niederreiter said on Monday.
“For me, personally, it’s been a great experience and I would like to stay here, definitely, for next year and even longer."
The contract is the exact same amount of money that the 31-year-old Swiss product is making on his current two-year, $8 million deal signed back in July of 2022 with the Nashville Predators. He only made it through two-thirds of one season in Nashville, before the Preds shipped him north to Winnipeg at the 2023 trade deadline.
Selected fifth overall back in 2010, Niederreiter has gone on to play in 834 NHL games for New York, Minnesota, Carolina, Nashville and now Winnipeg. he has 211 goals and 423 points in regular season action. The veteran forward also has 87 postseason games to his record and has scored 16 times and added another 18 assists to boot.
Since arriving in Winnipeg last February, he has played in 46 games for the Jets, collecting 12 goals and 27 points to go along with 14 penalty minutes. He has scored six times and has 14 points in 24 games this season.
Over his 12-year career, Niederreiter has an estimated career earnings of $40 million.