The Winnipeg Jets avoided salary arbitration with centreman Eric Tangradi, signing the restricted free agent to a two-year, $1.35 million contract on Tuesday.

The deal will pay the 24-year-old $650,000 next season and $700,000 in 2014-15 season.

Tangradi was scheduled for an arbitrator hearing on July 23.

Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 13 for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick, Tangradi scored one goal and three assists in 36 games with the Jets this past season. In 81 games between Pittsburgh and Winnipeg, the Philadelphia, PA., naive has two goals and seven assists.