Tobias Enstrom gets 5-year extension

Updated: July 27, 2012, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Winnipeg Jets signed defenseman Tobias Enstrom to a $28.75-million, five-year contract extension Friday.

The 27-year-old Enstrom, who could have become an unrestricted free agent next summer, had six goals and 27 assists in 62 games last season. The Swede is the Atlanta-Winnipeg franchise's leader among defensemen in games (380), points (204) and assists (172).

Enstrom was drafted by the Thrashers in the eighth round in 2003.

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