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Hermantown's Samberg Signs with Winnipeg Jets, Leaving Bulldogs Early

Updated: April 07, 2020 08:12 PM

Hermantown native and University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) junior defenseman Dylan Samberg is leaving the Bulldogs early after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

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According to the Jets, Samberg's contract averages out to an annual value of $1,175,000 and will begin next season.

The 21-year-old was drafted in the second round by the Jets and 43rd overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. He recorded his highest points with 21 and assists with 20 in the 2019-2020 season despite playing in just 28 games.

Samberg has won four straight championship titles with his respective teams. He helped the Hawks earn back-to-back Minnesota Class A state hockey titles in 2016 and 2017. He then came to UMD and helped the Bulldogs capture back-to-back NCAA championships in 2018 and 2019.

Samberg represented Team USA at the 2018 and 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships winning a bronze medal in 2018 and a silver medal in 2019.

He marks the fourth Bulldog to turn pro following the 2019-2020 hockey season, and third to leave the program early.

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