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  • Logan Neaton following in footsteps of Connor Hellebuyck for Jets "Logan Neaton isn't intentionally trying to follow in the footsteps of Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck, that's just how things have played out thus far. The 20-year-old, who was selected by the Jets in the fifth round (No. 144) of the 2019 NHL Draft, does have a few..." July 20

  • Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Second on the list of arbitration hearings scheduled for this summer is Andrew Copp of the Winnipeg Jets. The two sides exchanged figures prior to their hearing on Sunday, and according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet the player filed for a one-year deal at $2.9MM while..." July 19

  • Winnipeg Jets Renew ECHL Affiliation

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have renewed their partnership with the Jacksonville Icemen for the 2019-20 season, once again giving them an ECHL affiliate to help develop their prospects. The teams have been partnered for the last two seasons. Head coach Jason Christie has also been given a multi-year..." July 18

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Winnipeg Jets sign Nelson Nogier to one year, two-way deal

    Illegal Curve "Right-shooting defenceman Nelson Nogier from nearby Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is back in the fold according to the fine folks at CapFriendly who have indicated that the Jets 4th round pick in 2014 was signed to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2019-20 season worth $700,000 in the NHL..." July 16

  • Ville Heinola Signs Entry-Level Contract With Jets "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Ville Heinola on a three-year, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $1,137,500. Heinola, 18, tallied 14 points (2G, 12A) in 34 games with Lukko in Liiga last season. He also had nine points..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • The Winnipeg Jets Should Absolutely Have A Thrashers Night

    Jets Nation "Over the weekend, the Washington Nationals held “Expos Day” as they wore the road uniforms of the 1969 Montreal Expos and had other various nice touches at the Nationals Park including making player announcements in both English and French, having their scoreboard look like a..." July 11

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Top unsigned restricted free agents "With free agency underway, takes a closer look at the top remaining restricted free agents. A restricted free agent can receive an offer sheet contract from another team, which forward Sebastian Aho did from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1. His team can match the contract..." July 08

  • How will Winnipeg Jets fill out their roster?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Of all the 31 teams in the NHL, the Winnipeg Jets have the second highest amount of cap space remaining at this point. Only the Avalanche have more money available than Winnipeg’s $22.872 million, but that cushion won’t last much longer. The Jets have already..." July 05

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Jets sign defenceman Anthony Bitetto to one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Anthony Bitetto to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Tuesday. The contract has an average annual value of $700,000. Bitetto, 28, played for the Minnesota Wild and Nashville..." July 02

  • Winnipeg Jets sign forward Mark Letestu to a one-year deal

    Illegal Curve "Jets add more depth (likely for the Moose) as they have announced they signed Mark Letestu to a one-year, two-way deal.  He spent the majority of the 2018-19 season with the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL (64 games) and just two with the Blue Jackets. " July 02

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Brandon Tanev joining Penguins on six-year deal

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are adding some bite to their bottom six. Shortly after NHL free agency began Monday, the Penguins signed veteran winger Brandon Tanev. The deal is for six years with an average annual value of $3.5 million. Jets coach Paul Maurice called the 27-year-old Tanev..." July 01

  • Winnipeg Jets re-sign Nathan Beaulieu

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed Nathan Beaulieu to a one year contract worth $1 million. This is an excellent move for the Jets and one that should be applauded on July 1 or any other day in the off-season. While Beaulieu might never put it all together for an entire season, he is..." July 01

  • Tyler Myers, Canucks nearing five-year, $30 million deal

    Yahoo! Sports "It appears that the Vancouver Canucks will be landing one of the biggest unrestricted fish on the free agency market. According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli and Andy Strickland of FOX Sports Midwest, blueliner Tyler Myers and the Canucks are closing in on a five-year,..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Examining the different contract routes for Jets, Patrik Laine

    Pro Hockey Talk "Outside of Winnipeg, it’s Mitch Marner’s contract stalemate with the Toronto Maple Leafs that is all the rage. But inside Winnipeg’s city limits, where thoughts of the Maple Leafs account for more squeamish faces than anything else, it’s Patrik..." June 27

  • Jets will not extend qualifying offers to Nathan Beaulieu, Mark Dano, Joe Morrow

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets will not give qualifying offers to defencemen Joe Morrow and Nathan Beaulieu before Tuesday's deadline, allowing both players to become unrestricted free agents on July 1. Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff announced the decision Tuesday and added that..." June 25

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Canucks to meet with Tyler Myers when UFA negotiation window opens

    Daily Hive "The Vancouver Canucks have cap space and could be eager to use it in free agency. Canucks GM Jim Benning has gone on record a few times to discuss his team’s needs, notably a top-six winger and a top-four defenceman. He found the winger in JT Miller in a trade with Tampa..." June 23

  • Jets take Finnish defenceman Ville Heinola 20th overall

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets selected Finnish defenceman Ville Heinola with the 20th overall pick at the NHL draft on Friday. The 18-year-old played 34 games with Lukko Rauma in Finland last season, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists. He added a goal and an assist over seven playoff..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Montreal should take advantage of Winnipeg’s mistakes and trade for Nikolaj Ehlers

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Just a season ago, the Winnipeg Jets were the toast of the Western Conference; a young team laden with budding stars and quality veterans who rocketed them out of the basement to a Western Conference Final. Fast forward to this year and they were an abject disaster from the new year all the way..." June 19

  • Trade a shock for Neal Pionk, but newest Jet excited, eager to contribute

    Winnipeg Free Press "Let's get one thing out of the way: Neal Pionk is no Jacob Trouba. He doesn't have the same pedigree. He doesn't have the same skill set. He doesn't have the same track record. And he'll likely never be a player like the one the Winnipeg Jets just traded away. The..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • Jets were never going to get enough for Trouba

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s hard to look at the haul the Winnipeg Jets got for Jacob Trouba and not think, ‘Man, that’s underwhelming.’ That is, of course, because the return was exactly that. And unless general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff could pull off the impossible, he..." June 18

  • Jacob Trouba Traded From Winnipeg Jets To the New York Rangers for Neal Pionk, Pick

    Last Word On Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to trade defenceman Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers in exchange for defenceman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. The Jets completed a trade Monday with the Rangers. The Rangers acquire..." June 17

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Rangers, Islanders, Devils Interested In Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba

    New York Post "The Rangers and Islanders are among the most aggressive teams in pursuit of Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba, The Post has learned, with the Devils also in the chase. Trouba, the 25-year-old impending restricted free agent for whom the Jets are soliciting offers, would slide into the..." June 16

  • Jets Sign Joona Luoto

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have added to their prospect pool, announcing that they have signed winger Joona Luoto to a three-year, entry-level contract.  The deal carries a cap hit of just over $758K. Luoto has come up through Tappara’s development system in Finland and has spent..." June 15

  • Jets Listening To Offers On Nikolaj Ehlers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With a sizable list of free agents that are in need of new contracts, the Jets are going to have to shake up their roster to make room for these new deals.  Earlier this offseason, it was reported that Winnipeg is shopping forward Mathieu Perreault.  Now, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic..." June 15

  • David Gustafsson Signs With Winnipeg Jets

    Illegal Curve "Another prospect has been inked to his entry-level contract as the Jets announced today that they have signed 2017 2nd round pick David Gustafsson to a three-year entry-level contract with an AAV of $925,000.00. " June 13

  • Projecting Patrik Laine's and Kyle Connor's next contracts

    The Score "The players Laine and Connor became dynamic offensive weapons for the Winnipeg Jets while playing out their entry-level contracts. Between them, they've given the Jets five 30-goal seasons. Connor was selected 17th overall in the 2015 draft, while Laine was chosen second overall..." June 11

  • Time for Jets to give Jack Roslovic a real shot

    Winnipeg Free Press "At first blush, it doesn’t seem like a big deal. Professional athletes occasionally switch agents, so the fact Winnipeg Jets forward Jack Roslovic went shopping for a new representative would likely get a collective shoulder shrug from the majority of fans. A deeper look at the..." June 07

  • Jets' Jack Roslovic fires agent ahead of contract year

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Columbus Blue Jackets beat man Aaron Portzline reported that Jack Roslovic has fired his agent of over six years for reasons that sound like player advocacy. Interestingly enough, he hired former teammate Brendan Lemieux’s father Claude as his new agent. Roslovic has one more..." June 06

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign J.C. Lipon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Like with Seth Griffith earlier today, the Winnipeg Jets have re-signed a minor league forward. J.C. Lipon has agreed to terms with the Jets on a one-year, two-way contract worth $700K at the NHL level. Lipon was scheduled to become a Group VI unrestricted free..." June 06

  • Flyers acquire Jets F Kevin Hayes for 5th-Rd pick

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired the rights to Winnipeg Jets forward Kevin Hayes for a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.  Winnipeg acquired Hayes from the New York Rangers in exchange for winger Brendan Lemieux and Winnipeg's 2019..." June 04

  • Jets sign Russian forward Andrei Chibisov

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets are casting a wide net in an attempt to bolster their organizational depth. Russian forward Andrei Chibisov signed a one-year, two-way contract Saturday after spending the past five seasons playing in the Kontinental Hockey League. The 26-year-old shoots left but can..." June 01

  • Report: Jets shopping Jacob Trouba

    The Score "Right-handed defensemen with size and offensive upside in their mid-20s are rarely made available for trade, but Jacob Trouba appears to be an exception. The Winnipeg Jets have engaged in trade talks with multiple teams about the restricted free agent blue-liner,..." May 31

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Logan Shaw, C.J. Suess "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with forwards Logan Shaw and C.J. Suess. Both forwards were signed to one-year, two-way contracts with an average annual value of $700,000 in the NHL. Shaw, 26, was signed as a free agent by the Jets on Nov. 11/18 and split..." May 31

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Laurent Brossoit

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets hav re-signed back up goalie Laurent Brossoit to a one year, $1 225 000 contract. This is a good move for the Jets as Brossoit was a solid back up for Connor Hellebuyck last year and was able to provide him with adequate rest, something that has not happened..." May 25