Hellebuyck leaves Massachusetts-Lowell after two seasons, signs with Jets

Massachusetts-Lowell’s Connor Hellebuyck led the nation in GAA and save percentage this season (photo: Melissa Wade).

Hockey East first-team goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets and will leave Massachusetts-Lowell after two seasons.

Hellebuyck’s contract is a two-way deal with an average annual value of $925,000.

He was 18-9-2 and led the nation with a 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage. He collected two of his six shutouts this season in the Hockey East tournament, backstopping the River Hawks to a second straight league postseason championship.

Hellebuyck was a fifth-round pick by the Jets in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.