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The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with forwards Jerome Samson and Andrew Gordon on new contracts. As per club policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed.

Samson, 25, played in 37 games with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League last season. In that time, he recorded 27 points (7G, 18A) and 27 penalty minutes. In 2011-12, the native of Greenfield, PQ appeared in 16 games with the Carolina Hurricanes where he collected five points (2G,3A). Samson has played in 46 NHL games in his six-year career with the Hurricanes where he’s scored nine points (2G,7A) and collected 18 penalty minutes. He has also played in 356 AHL games with Albany and Charlotte where he has scored 280 points (133G,147A) and collected 257 penalty minutes, highlighted by an appearance in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic in Hershey.

Gordon, 27, played in 54 games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League last season. In that time, he recorded 32 points (19G, 13A) and 49 penalty minutes. He also suited up for six games with the Vancouver Canucks. The Halifax, NS native has played in 55 career NHL games between Washington, Anaheim and Vancouver for seven career points (3G, 4A) and six penalty minutes. In 350 career AHL games with Hershey, Syracuse, and Chicago, Gordon has scored 267 points (126G,141A) and collected 236 penalty minutes. In 2009, Gordon helped the Hershey Bears capture the AHL’s Calder Cup and appeared in 2011 AHL All-Star Classic.  He was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the seventh round, 197th overall, in the 2004 NHL Draft.

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