Mason Appleton signed a three-year, $6.5 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. It has an average annual value of $2.167 million.

The 26-year-old forward was a restricted free agent and avoided a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday.

He had 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 68 games for the Jets and Seattle Kraken last season, including four points (two goals, two assists) in 19 games with Winnipeg after he was acquired in a trade March 20.