The Canucks announced this afternoon that they have signed 2018 2nd round pick Jett Woo to an entry-level contract
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) March 16, 2019
Woo has 62 PTS in 61 games with the Warriors this season after seeing his role increase dramatically this year. Last year, he started the year with a point-per-game pace but tailed off after suffering an injury and seeing his role change. This season, he has been able to be a huge part of the offensive attack for the Warriors offence. At this moment, he sits fifth in scoring on the Warriors, trailing their first line and Josh Brook.
He is currently 6th in WHL defencemen scoring and sits fifth in points-per-game (1.02) among that same peer group.
Woo’s contract will start next season and he almost certainly will return to the WHL for his draft plus two season. Given his age, the contract will slide as long as he appears in nine or less NHL games, so it’s fair to assume that will be the case. Woo will be eligible to represent Canada at the World Juniors in December after just missing the squad this year.
The Warriors complete their WHL season tonight against Swift Current before meeting Saskatoon in the first round of the playoffs, which kicks off on the 22nd.