Jets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Jets move ECHL farm team to Florida

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have shifted their ECHL farm team to Florida from Oklahoma for the 2017-18 season. The Jets and Jacksonville IceMen announced a partnership Thursday. The IceMen are an expansion franchise, having received ECHL membership in February. Winnipeg placed nine players with their..." July 08

  • Goaltending may finally be strength for Winnipeg Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." July 08

  • Kulikov excited about new start with Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dmitry Kulikov's wants to forget all about the year he spent in Buffalo. The new member of the Winnipeg Jets admits his most recent NHL season was easily the worst of his pro career and he's anxious to prove it was simply a blip rather than a trend. Kulikov, a 6-1, 205-pound defenceman with..." July 05

  • Jets sign Michael Sgarbossa

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Michael Sgarbossa on a one-year, one-way contract with an average annual value of $650,000. Sgarbossa, 24, split last season in the Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers organizations. The product of Campbellville, Ont. had two..." July 01

  • Rangers Sign Ondrej Pavelec

    The Hockey Writers "After trading Antti Raanta to the Arizona Coyotes along with Derek Stepan, the New York Rangers were looking to solidify their roster at the backup goalie position. It looks as though they were able to fill the spot through free agency as they’ve signed former Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec,..." July 01

  • Chris Thorburn joins Blues on 2-year, $1.8M deal

    TSN "The St. Louis Blues found their replacement for Ryan Reaves on Saturday, signing Chris Thorburn to a two-year, $1.8 million deal. Thorburn spent the past 10 season with the Winnipeg Jets organization. He scored three goals and added one assist in 64 games last season while taking 95 minutes in..." July 01

  • Kulikov likely headed to Jets

    TSN "Veteran defenceman Dmitry Kulikov is likely headed to the Winnipeg Jets, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. After spending the first seven years of his career with the Florida Panthers, Kulikov was in Buffalo last season, finishing with two goals and three assists in 47 games with..." July 01

  • Steve Mason to sign contract with Jets

    NHL.com "Goalie Steve Mason will sign a contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, the Winnipeg Free Press reported. Financial terms and length of the contract have not been revealed. Mason becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1. Mason, 29, was 26-21-8 with a 2.66 goals-against average, a .908..." July 01

  • Several Buyouts Before Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The deadline to buy out players is today, and several teams have taken advantage of the option before free agency starts. The following players have been placed on waivers for the purposes of a buyout: Mike Cammalleri (NJD), Devante Smith-Pelly (NJD), Mark Stuart (WIN), Lance Bouma (CGY), Ryan..." June 30

  • Jets contact Flyers G Mason

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets are in the market for a goaltender this summer and, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, have reached to soon-to-be free agent Steve Mason. The 29-year-old started 54 games for the Philadelphia Flyers this past season and went 26-21-8 with a 2.66 goals-against average..." June 28

  • Hellebuyck needs help

    Winnipeg Free Press "It’s doubtful Connor Hellebuyck follows the news, blogs or the twitter chatter about him generated out of Winnipeg as he unwinds back home, presumably, in southeast Michigan for at least some of the off-season. But the Winnipeg Jets goalie is a smart guy. He must have felt well before the..." June 26

  • Jets sign Chiarot to two-year, $2.8M deal

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets have signed defencemen Ben Chiarot to a two-year, $2.8 million deal, the team announced Saturday. In 59 games last year, Chiarot scored two goals and added 10 assists." June 24

  • Golden Knights flip Blue Jackets' 1st-round pick for Jets' 1st-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have sent the Columbus Blue Jackets’ first-round pick in 2017 to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 2017 first-rounder and 2019 third-round selection." June 22

  • Jets' Enstrom waives no-movement clause

    Winnipeg Sun "Toby Enstrom is taking one for the team and putting his future in the hands of the Vegas Golden Knights. Enstrom, who has spent 10 seasons in the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers organization, has decided to waive his no-movement clause for the expansion draft only and will be available to be..." June 17

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Jets agree to one-year contract with Marko Dano

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a one-year, one-way contract with forward Marko Dano worth $850,000, the team announced Tuesday. Originally a first-round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2013, Dano was traded to the Jets in the deal that sent Andrew Ladd, Matt Fraser and Jay Harrison to..." June 13

  • Flames, Jets contact Rangers about Raanta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Goaltending is an issue both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets need to address this offseason. The New York Rangers have one goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, signed to a long-term deal with a no-movement clause, which protects him from the Las Vegas expansion draft, and another, Antti Raanta, who..." June 11

  • How Canada’s teams could fare in the 2017 NHL expansion draft

    Globe and Mail "No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars – including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner – exempt from consideration. Under the terms of the expansion..." June 11

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • What will Jets do in goal?

    Winnipeg Sun "The chairs are filling up, but the music hasn't even started playing. Or has it? The high stakes game of musical chairs for netminders is already underway, even with the Stanley Cup playoffs ongoing. During the past several weeks, both the Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars took a big..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Jets sign Sami Niku to entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with defenceman Sami Niku on a three-year entry-level contract with an annual value of $916,700. Niku, 20, played his third season with JYP of Liiga in Finland during the 2016-17 season, posting 27 points (5G, 22A) in 59 games. He also had..." May 15

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Jets ‘anxious’ to keep Little, who can sign extension this summer

    Pro Hockey Talk "Bryan Little has been a consistent offensive producer since the Jets moved to Winnipeg six years ago. And it now sounds like the organization really wants to keep him around. Little, who had 47 points in 59 games this season — the highest points-per-game average (0.80) of his career — is..." May 01

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Jets' Scheifele encouraged by Leafs' playoff run: 'We want to be that team'

    National Post "Mark Scheifele is rooting for the Maple Leafs. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. With the Winnipeg Jets’ season done, the Kitchener, Ont., native has gone from hockey player to hockey fan and is watching a lot of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And while it’s frustrating not to be playing at this..." April 23

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Laine will not play at world championship

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets superstar rookie Patrik Laine will not play for Finland at the world hockey championships this year, the team announced on Monday. Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey will suit up for Canada while Andrew Copp, Jacob Trouba and Connor Hellebuyck will play for the Americans. Nikolaj..." April 10

  • Contract issue 'two-way street': Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "Jacob Trouba knew what was coming. “Do you want me to just answer the question now?” Trouba asked with a smile as he stood before the media a day after the Winnipeg Jets’ season ended. The question that none of the media could even get out before Trouba starting speaking pertained to his..." April 10

  • Enstrom 'happy here' and declines to discuss waiving no-movement clause

    Winnipeg Free Press "Veteran defenceman Toby Enstrom deflected questions Sunday about the possibility he has or will be asked by Winnipeg Jets management to waive the no-movement clause in his contract. The 32-year-old Swede, who has one year remaining on a five-year deal that will pay him US$5.75 million next..." April 10

  • Jets end season with seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In the muddled and murky Western Conference playoff party, the Nashville Predators had their invite and a chance to choose their dance partner. Instead, after a stunning 2-1 loss Saturday night to the Winnipeg Jets, they're being handed a date with one of the biggest..." April 09