Olli Jokinen, Jets Agree To 2-Year, $9 Million Deal

LOS ANGELES CA - DECEMBER 09: Olli Jokinen #13 of the Calgary Flames scores a goal past Jonathan Quick #32 and Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings to trail 2-1 during the third period at the Staples Center on December 9 2010 in Los Angeles California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Olli Jokinen's late-career renaissance has earned him a two-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Olli Jokinen rebounded from a decline to have one of his best NHL seasons in 2011-12. He's parlayed that play into a new contract — and a good one.

TSN reports that Jokinen is headed to Winnipeg as the recipient of a two-year, $9 million deal from the Jets. He's coming off a 23-goal, 61-point season as one of the few bright spots on a Calgary Flames roster, his best since 2007's 71-point performance with the Florida Panthers.

Jokinen also played in all 82 games of the season for the first time since that year; he played in just 237 games in five seasons since leaving Florida for Phoenix in 2008, bouncing from the Coyotes to the Flames and Rangers before returning to Calgary in 2010.

Heading to Winnipeg will mean Jokinen is in the Southeast Division again for the first time since 2007 — but just a two-hour flight from Calgary.

For more on Jokinen and the Jets, head to Arctic Ice Hockey.

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