Jets announce 5 signings, including a few locals

The Winnipeg Jets have signed several free agents, including

several with local connections.

Winnipeg native Derek Meech and former Manitoba Moose forward

Rick Rypien and defenseman Mark Flood were among the six players

signed by the Jets on Monday.

The Jets also agreed to terms with defenseman Randy Jones,

winger Tanner Glass and center Aaron Gagnon.

Jones signed a $1.15 million, one-year deal to join his fourth

team in as many seasons. He had a goal and 12 assists for Tampa Bay

last season.

Meech, also a defenseman, appeared in 126 games for the Detroit

Red Wings over the last four years and received a one-year deal

that will pay him $700,000.

Glass signed a $750,000, one-year deal while Rypien signed on

for one season at $700,000.