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Jets sign 1st-round pick Brad Lambert to 3-year deal

NHL: Preseason-Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets

Oct 1, 2022; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets Brad Lambert (47) warms up before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at Canada Life Centre. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets signed first-round pick Brad Lambert to a three-year entry-level contract.

The 18-year-old Finnish forward’s deal carries an average annual value of $1.2 million at the NHL level. He was drafted 30th overall in July.

Winnipeg assigned Lambert to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League after he had a goal and an assist in three preseason games. He had four goals and six assists in 49 games last season the Finnish Elite League.