Jets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Trouba scores twice as surging Jets beat Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Winnipeg Jets looked more like a team going to the playoffs than the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night at Nationwide Arena. The Jets are surging since being eliminated from the postseason, winning their sixth straight game with a 5-4 victory over the Blue Jackets...." April 06

  • Jets charge past Blues for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues can feel fortunate they won't be playing the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs. The Jets got two goals from Patrik Laine, the first igniting a three-goal outburst in 62 seconds early in the second period, and went on to a 5-2 win over the Blues on Tuesday..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Jets charge past Senators for fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It's not often that a player apologizes after scoring a goal but Nikolaj Ehlers told Patrik Laine he was sorry after notching an empty-netter in a 4-2 victory for the Winnipeg Jets over the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on Saturday night. The friends and sometimes..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Jets rally from two down to beat Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- For one night, at least, the Duck dynasty was put on hiatus. Dustin Byfuglien tied the game with 12 seconds left in regulation and set up Mark Scheifele for the overtime winner as the Winnipeg Jets rallied from two goals down to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Thursday night..." March 31

  • Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom has season ending knee surgery

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom had season-ending knee surgery on Thursday, the team announced. Enstrom has been out of the lineup since suffering a concussion in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 8. The team did not provide an update on that injury. " March 30

  • Jets sign UND defenseman Tucker Poolman to entry-level contract

    Winnipeg Free Press "It's game day for the Winnipeg Jets but the big news came off the ice at MTS Centre as the club announced the signing of University of North Dakota defenceman Tucker Poolman on a one-year entry-level contract. The 23-year-old from East Grand Forks, Minn., has a deal for the 2017-18 season with..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Jets rally past Devils in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- For two teams already mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils played a spirited back-and-forth game Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Ultimately, Patrik Laine's goal in a shootout lifted Winnipeg to a 4-3 victory. The..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Jets’ Byfuglien out, Laine questionable for game vs. Canucks

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets could be without two key components for their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has already been ruled out and rookie Patrik Laine is listed as questionable, according to head coach Paul Maurice. This will be the second straight game..." March 26

  • Jets edge Canucks to keep slim hopes alive

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Jets' roster is battered, and the team's playoff hopes are almost fatally bruised, yet a tight win over the Vancouver Canucks showed that Winnipeg hasn't thrown in the towel yet. Thanks to a sparkling power play, a 28-save performance by goaltender Michael..." March 26

  • Ducks tied atop division with win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With eight games left, the Anaheim Ducks and the NHL's defending Western Conference champions share first place in the Pacific Division. Andrew Cogliano's game-winning goal not only gave the Ducks a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night at the Honda Center...." March 25