By Scott Taylor
There is at least one happy hockey player in Winnipeg today. Winnipeg Jets forward JC Lipon almost immediately Tweeted, “Very happy to be in Winnipeg for another year! Can’t wait to get started,” when it was announced that he’ll be back in Winnipeg next season.
The Jets signed Lipon to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him $650,000 if he plays in the NHL next season.
A product of the Regina minor hockey system, Lipon, 23, had one assist in nine games with the Jets last season. During his time with the Manitoba Moose, he had 13 goals and 30 points in 45 games.
A 6-foot, 190-pound rightwinger, Lipon has played played three professional seasons after he was selected by the Jets in the third round (91st overall) in the 2013 NHL entry draft out of the Western Hockey League’s Kamloops Blazers.