Jets Rumors & News

  • Jets’ Enstrom out 8 weeks with lower-body injury; Poolman recalled

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets have placed veteran defenceman Tobias Enstrom on injured reserve and recalled defenceman Tucker Poolman from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League. Enstrom will reportedly be sidelined for eight weeks with a lower-body injury suffered Saturday afternoon against the..." November 19

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine has uncanny ability to score using same shootout move

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets star winger netted the shootout winner against the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday night and beat Brian Elliott with a deke hockey fans have come to expect. Laine has now scored four regular-season shootout goals on five career attempts and he uses the same move each time. The..." November 17

  • Mathieu Perreault says Radko Gudas slash ‘wasn’t an accident’

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has once again landed himself in hot water after slashing Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault in the head/neck area during Thursday’s game. Perreault, who was not injured on the play, believes the slash was intentional and not a fluke accident as a..." November 17

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Laine on slump: 'Have to get through it somehow'

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine is off to a slow start in his sophomore season, including being held without a point in each of his previous four games. Laine has four goals and six points through 11 games and played a season-low 13:20 in Tuesday's win over the Minnesota Wild. The..." November 02

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • With Perreault out four weeks, Jets call on prospect Kyle Connor

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kyle Connor has been a scorer just about everywhere he has played — the USHL, the University of Michigan, and the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League. He’s only had a brief taste of life in the NHL, playing 20 games for the Winnipeg Jets last season, scoring two goals and five..." October 17

  • Winnipeg Jets Place Perreault On IR, Recall Connor From AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have made a roster move today, moving Mathieu Perreault to the injured reserve list, while recalling promising young forward Kyle Connor from the AHL. Connor was in contention to crack the squad out of camp, and will get his chance to stick in the NHL after putting up five quick..." October 16

  • Jets turn to ‘very mature, confident’ Hellebuyck for third straight start

    Pro Hockey Talk "This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. But after two impressive outings in net already this week, helping the Winnipeg Jets to consecutive wins, Connor Hellebuyck will make his third straight start tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes, as head coach Paul Maurice continues to play..." October 14

  • Maurice: 'No issue' with Byfuglien fishing

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien was scratch from the team's Monday night win over the Edmonton Oilers due to a lower-body injury and has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Vancouver Canucks. The extent of Byfuglien's injury was called into question on Tuesday when..." October 12

  • Eichel Sets The Market For Matthews And Laine

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the eight-year, $80MM contract extension that the Sabres handed center Jack Eichel earlier this week ensures that Buffalo has their franchise player under contract for almost the next decade, it also goes a long way towards setting the market for 2016 top picks Auston Matthews (Toronto) and..." October 07

  • Jets ink Ehlers to seven-year, $42M extension

    TSN "Nikolaj Ehlers is locked up. The Winnipeg Jets have signed the Danish winger to a seven-year extension worth $42 million, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger confirms. Taken with the ninth overall pick of the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s..." October 04

  • Sabres demote Alex Nylander; Kyle Connor can’t make Jets cut

    Pro Hockey Talk "Teams need to get their rosters ready for the 2017-18 season, which means some key prospects will need to go to junior or the AHL. Let’s address some of the bigger names that don’t qualify as players on waivers or worse. Alex Nylander and Sean Malone were sent down to the AHL on..." October 03

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Wheeler says he supports anthem protests

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets American forward Blake Wheeler said Monday that he would support a national anthem protest from a teammate. "Some of the language, you know, that (Trump) used about NFL players, I think that was kind of the last straw for a lot of guys," Wheeler said after Monday morning's skate...." September 25

  • Jets’ Wheeler chimes in on Trump’s tweets

    TSN "U.S. President Donald Trump came under criticism from many pro athletes and teams on Twitter Saturday and Winnipeg Jets’ captain Blake Wheeler was the first NHL player to chime in. “It’s the First Amendment to our Constitution. The First one!!” the American-born Wheeler tweeted. “Regardless of..." September 23

  • Jets' Myers aims to return to form

    Winnipeg Sun "Tyler Myers can’t wait for the day he doesn’t have to field questions about his health. After suffering through what was easily the most difficult year of his career — both on and off the ice — Myers is feeling nothing but positive vibes as he thinks about the upcoming season with the Winnipeg..." September 20

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Laine: Only reaching playoffs will make me happy "Patrik Laine will only be happy this season if the Winnipeg Jets qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "It doesn't matter if I'm going to score 50 goals, if the team is not going to make the playoffs and I score 50 goals, I'm not happy," the right wing said at the opening of training camp..." September 16

  • Jets extend contract for forward Bryan Little

    CTV News "The Winnipeg Jets have resigned Bryan Little to a six-year, $31.75 million contract extension. The contract carries annual value of $5.291 million, up from $4.7 million on his current contract. The forward first signed with the Jets in 2013 and was entering the final season of his five-year,..." September 14

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Mark Scheifele: We need to make the playoffs

    TSN "The NHL’s annual preseason media tour in New York is nicknamed the “car wash,” because it’s a steady lineup of stars moving from one room to the next at league headquarters answering questions. The questions range from silly to serious. One favourite: “When was the last time you..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Jets feeling pressure to step up this season "With one appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since arriving in Winnipeg in 2011, the Jets not only understand the need to step up and return to the postseason, but they appear to be embracing the assignment. "It's got to be this year, it just has to be," Jets captain Blake Wheeler said..." September 10

  • Paul Maurice says Mark Scheifele will be Jets’ captain someday

    Sportsnet "Paul Maurice believes the Winnipeg Jets are heading in the right direction, and Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele are two major reasons why. Fresh off signing an extension to remain behind the bench in Winnipeg, Maurice spoke highly of his club’s leadership core — both right now with Wheeler as..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Jets to extend GM Cheveldayoff, coach Maurice

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are expected to sign general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and head coach Paul Maurice to extensions in the coming days, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Cheveldayoff has been in charge of the Jets since the franchise moved there from Atlanta in 2011. The team has..." September 06

  • Kulikov trying to forget about last season’s ‘frustrating’ back injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "In professional hockey, freak injuries will happen, just ask Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. Kulikov, who spent last year with the Buffalo Sabres, hurt his back during a preseason game against Toronto. The injury forced him to go in and out of the lineup throughout the 2016-17 season. After..." September 05

  • For Houston native Tyler Myers, disaster hits close to home

    Sporting News "The punishing force of nature that pummeled much of southeast Texas with dozens of inches of rain, flooding and 130 mph winds is almost unfathomable for anyone living outside the area. Roadways and homes simply vanished in the tides, living rooms blended into sewer overflow and lives were turned..." September 05

  • Wheeler almost seems desperate for Jets’ success

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re putting together a list of the most underrated scorers in the NHL, Blake Wheeler would probably rank close to the top. For the last four seasons, he’s scored at least 26 goals, and he’s only missed three games during that entire span. The 31-year-old seems to be growing into his..." September 03

  • Jets sign Matt Hendricks to 1-year deal

    TSN "Matt Hendricks is about to have a new home. The free agent centre has signed a one-year deal with the Winnipeg Jets worth $700,000, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger." August 27

  • Jets' Wheeler: 'We need better goaltending'

    Sportsnet "After allowing the fourth-most goals of any NHL club last season, there’s no denying Winnipeg Jets starter Connor Hellebuyck left more to be desired in 2016-17. Through 56 appearances, the 23-year-old posted a save percentage of .907 while winning just 46 per cent of his tilts. Backup Michael..." August 24

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Dale Hawerchuk to be inducted into Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are giving one of their all-time best his due. Dale Hawerchuk, who spent nine years in Winnipeg and topped the 100-point mark in six of those seasons, will be inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame, the team announced on Sunday. The induction ceremony will take place..." August 13

  • Jets past due extending Maurice's contract; maybe that's OK

    Winnipeg Free Press "Flashback: It’s April 10, a couple of days after the Winnipeg Jets played their last game of another playoff-missing season, and head coach Paul Maurice and GM Kevin Chevaldayoff are doing their season-ending news conference. The talk quickly turns to the status of contract extension talks..." August 13

  • Jacob Trouba could really make Jets pay with next contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s something you come to realize if you nerd out about the league’s salary cap for long enough: not all bargain contracts are created equal. Now, look, any GM worth his salt should be able to take advantage of those precious windows where players are exceeding the value of their deals. The..." August 13

  • The Jets are finally interesting

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not only have the Winnipeg Jets been a pretty mediocre hockey team for most of their existence, they have also been a painfully dull team. Nothing particularly exciting on the ice. A front office that has rebuilt the team at a snails pace, seemingly refusing to make any sort of significant..." August 12

  • Ex-Jet Stafford likely to settle for PTO

    TSN "Over a month into free agency, veteran forward Drew Stafford remains unsigned and on the market, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England doesn't expect that to change anytime soon. In a recent mailbag, Haggerty said Stafford and the Boston Bruins, who acquired him at the trade deadline in February,..." August 08

  • Will additions of Mason, Kulikov be enough to improve the Jets’ defense?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Preventing goals has been a major issue for the Winnipeg Jets. In five of the past six seasons they have finished in the bottom-10 in the league in goals against, bottoming out this past season by giving up 3.11 goals per game, the fourth-worst mark in the entire league. That has been the..." July 30

  • Jets ink Hellebuyck to 1-year, $2.25M deal

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets signed goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to a one-year, $2.25 million contract on Monday to avoid salary arbitration. Hellebuyck posted a 26-19-4 record last season with a 2.89 goals against average and a .907 save percentage. Hellebuyck led all goaltenders under the age of 24 with..." July 24

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Lipon signs one-year, two-way contract with Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have signed restricted free-agent forward JC Lipon to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$650,000. The 24-year-old from Regina played in 71 games for the AHL's Manitoba Moose last season and registered 30 points, including 12 goals, and added 129 penalty minutes. He made his..." July 17

  • Jets reportedly sign Andrew Copp for two years, $2M

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets signed forward Andrew Copp to a two-year, $2 million contract, according to TSN’s Aaron Ward and Darren Dreger. The team hasn’t confirmed the deal yet. Copp, 23, finished his second full season with Winnipeg, generating career-bests in categories including goals (nine) and..." July 13