By inking the restricted free agent, the Jets avoided an arbitration hearing that was set for Wednesday. Winnipeg teammate Jacob Trouba was awarded a one-year, $5.5-million deal in arbitration Sunday.
Tanev tallied eight goals and 10 assists in 61 appearances with the Jets last season. It marked his first full season with Winnipeg after he split the 2016-17 campaign between the Jets and the AHL.
Following Tanev's signing, the Jets still have more than $11 million in cap space, according to CapFriendly, with seven restricted free agents still left to sign, including forward Marko Dano and defensemen Josh Morrissey and Tucker Poolman.
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