The Winnipeg Jets will pay tribute to a local legend this season. Prior to a Nov. 14 contest against the Arizona Coyotes, the Jets will induct former captain Dale Hawerchuk into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame. Hawerchuk becomes the fourth inductee after Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull, and Ulf Nilsson were added last season. Hawerchuk […]
The 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks are the gold standard in that regard: they won that first contemporary Stanley Cup thanks in part to Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane being on the last year of their rookie deals, allowing them that extra Dustin Byfuglien here and Brian Campbell there. The Winnipeg Jets faced some serious contract impasses […]
The Winnipeg Jets once again missed the playoffs last season, finishing seven points out of a wild card spot in the Western Conference. The Jets have a good, young nucleus of forwards, led by Calder Trophy finalist Patrik Laine, and defensemen, and there should be added pressure on this group to challenge for a playoff […]
Since relocating to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season the Jets have qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs just one time. It is still looking for its first ever playoff win, making it the only active franchise in the NHL (minus the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who have yet to play a game) that has never […]
Slowly but surely — emphasis on slowly — that has all started to change for the Jets. Patrik Laine, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, just put together one of the best rookie seasons for an 18-year-old in recent NHL memory with his 36-goal in 73 games performance. Mark Scheifele, just now entering […]
The Winnipeg Jets took care of some important business on Monday morning, as they re-signed goalie Connor Hellebuyck to a one-year, $2.25 million contract. The two sides were scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Aug. 1, but as expected, they were able to hammer out a deal before reaching that point. After being selected […]
The Winnipeg Jets signed restricted free-agent goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to a one-year, $2.25-million contract, the team announced Monday. Hellebuyck becomes the latest in a growing list of pending RFAs to come to terms on a new contract ahead of their arbitration hearing. Hellebuyck's hearing was scheduled for Aug. 1. The 24-year-old is coming off his […]
The Winnipeg Jets have a solid group of forwards, especially if they are willing to play younger players on the third line. First of all, scoring depth is important and the Jets have the potential to have multiple scoring lines and a fourth line that can beat out the other teams fourth line. When it […]
The Winnipeg Jets came that much closer to marking every item off of their “to-do list” for the summer. Lipon was the 91st pick of the 2013 NHL Draft. This leaves the Jets with one more RFA to deal with: goalie Connor Hellebuyck.
The Jets signed 2015 draft pick Mason Appleton to an entry-level contract. Appleton was a forward at Michigan State University. (Jets.com) NHL News: Despite the predatory nature of the San Jose Sharks offersheet of Niklas Hjarlmarsson seven years ago, few offersheets have occurred since. (Fear the Fin) Have the Minnesota Wild actually made any attempts […]
The Ondrej Pavelec era in Winnipeg is – mercifully – over. Seeing the regularly underwhelming netminder leave for the Rangers isn’t the only reason why the Jets’ goaltending situation looks as promising as it ever has been. With the addition of Steve Mason and the possible ascension of Connor Hellebuyck, this franchise hasn’t enjoyed this […]
Sean Reynolds reports from Winnipeg where the Jets have had their best free agency day since their return to the league.