DEFENCEMAN Paul Postma has a raise and a new two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

The 24-year-old blue-liner, a restricted free agent after last season, headed off a salary arbitration hearing by agreeing to the deal that bumps him to $650,000 for the coming season, and $775,000 next season, according to a report.

Postma played last season on his first one-way deal, a $550,000 (pro-rated) contract for 2013.

Postma played 27 games to start the season in the AHL, recording 18 points for the St. John's IceCaps.

He then had 34 games, scoring four goals and nine points for the Jets, once the NHL season started.

The new deal was announced Thursday night.

Jets 'great fit' for Finn

CONFIDENCE is often an elusive quality, but Winnipeg Jets/St. John's IceCaps goalie Juho Olkinuora seems to have it in spades.

Since he was five, apparently.

That's when, according to the 22-year-old Finn, there was another boy in kindergarten with the same first name, so young Juho went home and told his parents he wanted another one.

For everyday purposes, they made a very common change to Jussi, which he's been known as since.

After conquering that conundrum at five, it wasn't very difficult for Olkinuora to know, at 22, it was time to turn pro.