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  • Former New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires

    Last Word On Hockey "Former New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec announced his retirement today. The news was made public through an article in a Czech Republic newspaper. Pavelec was an unrestricted free agent as his contract with the Rangers expired on..." September 20

  • Roslovic ready for new challenge…Morrow eyes opportunity…Vets looks to strike balance for pre-season action

    Winnipeg Sun "Jack Roslovic wants to put spot duty in the rearview mirror. The Winnipeg Jets forward appeared to leave the American Hockey League behind last season, graduating in late January to finish the campaign and suiting up in 31 regular season games and another 10 during the playoff run to..." September 17

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Josh Morrissey

    Last Word On Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defencemen Josh Morrissey to a two-year deal worth $6.3 million or $3.15 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. He will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights at that time. Morrissey has spent his..." September 16

  • Trouba leaves door open: Jets defenceman focusing on present

    Winnipeg Sun "Jacob Trouba doesn’t sound like someone who regrets going to salary arbitration or came away with any deep emotional scars from the process. The Winnipeg Jets defenceman was given a one-year award of $5.5 million this past summer after the two sides were unable to get to reach..." September 15

  • Can Patrik Laine score 50 goals this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s tempting to look at Patrik Laine‘s 44 goals – a pretty incredible number considering how difficult it is to score in the modern NHL – and believe that everything went right for him last season. That’s not necessarily true. Such a thought is..." September 12

  • Scheifele says it's time for Jets to reach Cup Final "Mark Scheifele said anything less than reaching the Stanley Cup Final this season would be a disappointment for the Winnipeg Jets. "We know what it took to get to the (Western) Conference Final last year," the 25-year-old center said during the NHL Player Media Tour on..." September 08

  • Jets GM Cheveldayoff refuses to rest on last season’s laurels

    Sportsnet "When the Winnipeg Jets re-signed the most patient general manager in the National Hockey League this time last year, some people wondered why. Kevin Cheveldayoff’s team had just missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons since it relocated from Atlanta and had yet to..." September 08

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign RFA Eric Comrie

    Last Word On Hockey "The Winnipeg Jets re-signed RFA goaltender Eric Comrie to a one-year, two-way deal worth $ 650,000 at the NHL Level, $175,000 guaranteed. This deal carries him through the 2018-19 season. Jets Re-Sign RFA Eric Comrie Comrie, who was drafted 59th..." September 06

  • Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler gets give-year extension

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets have signed captain Blake Wheeler to a five-year contract extension. The deal is worth US$41.25 million, with an average annual value of $8.25 million. Wheeler, 32, led the Jets with a career-high 91 points (23 goals, 68 assists) last season. The assist..." September 04

  • Jets Re-Sign J.C. Lipon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Jets have inked another of their restricted free agents, announcing the re-signing of winger J.C. Lipon to a one-year, two-way contract.  The deal will pay him the league minimum of $650K at the NHL level while Postmedia’s Ken Wiebe adds (Twitter link) that he will receive $150K..." August 29

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Kristian Vesalainen To Entry-Level Deal

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with 2017 first-round pick Kristian Vesalainen on a three-year, entry-level contract worth an average annual value of $1.492 million. Vesalainen won a Finnish Liiga championship with Karpat last season. The winger split the year between Karpat..." August 26

  • Former Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom signs in Sweden

    Sportsnet "Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom has signed a one-year deal with MODO of Sweden’s second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. Enstrom, 33, had played his entire 11-year NHL career with the Jets franchise,..." August 24

  • Jets' Morrissey confident deal will be worked out before season starts

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets likely won't have to face a 'Life without Josh Morrissey' scenario in the fall, the top-pairing defenceman said Tuesday. The 23-year-old restricted free agent said he's optimistic he'll have a new contract in hand before the NHL club opens camp in..." August 22

  • Scheifele calls Josi one of top five NHL players "Mark Scheifele was asked to name the five NHL players who impress him the most and actually ended up listing six. The Winnipeg Jets center put linemate Blake Wheeler among his best, with perhaps an unexpected player from a Central Division rival. "I'd say probably..." August 22

  • Jets sign Nicolas Kerdiles to two-way deal

    Winnipeg Sun "Nicolas Kerdiles is the latest restricted free agent to be locked up by the Winnipeg Jets. Kerdiles, who was acquired in a deal with the Anaheim Ducks for fellow forward Chase De Leo, agreed to terms on Wednesday on a one-year, two-way deal that carries an average annual value of..." August 22

  • Plenty Of Work Still Left To Do In Winnipeg

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets are one of the strongest and deepest teams in the NHL. They reached the Western Conference Finals last season on the back of a strong goaltender in Connor Hellebuyck, a never-ending offensive attack, and a diverse and talented blue line. This summer they had quite a bit..." August 22

  • Jets Options With a Josh Morrissey Holdout

    The Hockey Writers "It is T-minus 26 days to the Winnipeg Jets first preseason game and 43 days to their first regular season tilt. However, it’s becoming more and more possible with each passing day the team may be entering those battles —against the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues, respectively..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Laine willing to wait for extension with Jets, says 'there's no rush' "Patrik Laine is not concerned about the lack of significant discussions with the Winnipeg Jets this offseason regarding a contract extension. The 20-year-old forward has one season remaining on his three-year entry-level contract and would love to play for the Jets far beyond that. He..." August 16

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine, Leafs’ William Nylander land on cover of NHL 19

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets and Toronto Maple Leafs star forwards Patrik Laine and William Nylander are getting the EA Sports NHL cover treatment. Laine and Nylander will grace the packaging of the forthcoming NHL 19 as exclusive cover stars for the Finnish and Swedish versions of the video..." August 02

  • Scheifele, Jets in 'really good spot' entering season "Mark Scheifele believes the Winnipeg Jets can build on their trip to the Western Conference Final last season. "I think we're in a really good spot," the center said Wednesday. "We have a lot of really great young players, a lot of players that had great years..." August 02

  • Nic Petan Re-Signs With Winnipeg Jets

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets still have several restricted free agents to sign this summer, but at least one can be crossed off the list. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports that Nic Petan has re-signed on a one-year two-way contract that carries a salary of $874K in the NHL. " July 31

  • Tucker Poolman Agrees To Terms On Three-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have locked up one of their depth defensemen, agreeing to terms with Tucker Poolman on a three-year contract. The deal will carry an average annual value of $775K according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. " July 24

  • Jets re-sign forward Marko Dano, defenceman Tucker Poolman

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed forward Marko Dano to a one-year contract worth $800,000. Dano played in just 23 games with the Jets this past season, scoring twice and adding one assist. " July 24

  • Is Jacob Trouba’s time in Winnipeg coming to an end?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Jacob Trouba saga may have taken another turn this weekend, and not one in the Winnipeg Jets’ direction. For the short-term, Trouba will remain with the Jets, with player-elected arbitration ending in a one-year, $5.5 million contract awarded to the skilled defenseman...." July 23

  • Jets Re-Sign Brandon Tanev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After going through an arbitration hearing with defenseman Jacob Trouba, the Jets were able to avoid that step with winger Brandon Tanev, announcing (Twitter link) that they have inked him to a one-year contract.  Team reporter Jamie Thomas adds via Twitter that the..." July 23

  • Jets’ Trouba awarded $5.5 million by arbitrator

    Sportsnet "An arbitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba $5.5 million as a result of their salary arbitration hearing. The Jets now have 48 hours to decide whether they will accept the arbitrator’s decision or decline it and let Trouba become an unrestricted free..." July 22

  • Trouba trouble will cause animosity between teams in future

    Yardbarker "The Winnipeg Jets have proven to be a place where winning and success is starting to take fruition. Over the last couple of years, the team hasn’t had much trouble signing their key free agents, whether it’s Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Scheifele, Nikolaj Ehlers or Connor..." July 22

  • Report: Trouba arbitration hearing with Jets was ‘marathon affair’

    Sportsnet "NHL salary arbitration hearings got underway Friday. The first player on the docket was Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba and according to Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press their meeting was “a marathon affair” that lasted nearly six hours. Sportsnet’s..." July 21

  • Adam Lowry Re-Signs With Winnipeg Jets

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have avoided arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year $8.75MM contract. Lowry was scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on Sunday July 22nd, but will no longer be on the docket. This deal will carry him right through to unrestricted free agency in..." July 19

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Report: Jets, Trouba $3M apart in arbitration filings

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Jacob Trouba are reportedly $3 million apart in their contract talks, with an arbitration hearing just two days away. The Jets have offered $4 million while Trouba is asking for $7 million heading into arbitration, according..." July 18

  • Jets might need to pay Trouba like a star, and that’s OK

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been nearly two years since Jacob Trouba’s agent released a statement that shook the Winnipeg Jets and its fanbase. Kurt Overhardt, Trouba’s agent at KO Sports, needed just four paragraphs to send Jets fans into hysteria. He began telling the hockey world..." July 15

  • Jets lock up Hellebuyck to 6-year deal with $6.167M cap hit

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets have solidified the blue paint. The club signed goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to a new six-year, $37-million contract, the team announced Thursday. Hellebuyck is coming off a breakout season in which he went 44-11-9 with a .924 save percentage, a 2.36..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Losing Stastny hurts, but doesn’t break Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "Losing out on re-signing veteran center Paul Stastny is a tough pill to swallow for the Winnipeg Jets. But they aren’t choking on it. Sure, it will sting for a little while. Stastny came in and found a nice home nestled in between sniper Patrik Laine and speedster..." July 02

  • Winnipeg Jets Sign Griffith, Everberg, And Schilling

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets have been relatively quiet today, but announced a trio of depth signings this afternoon. The team has re-signed defenseman Cameron Schilling and has added forwards Seth Griffith and Dennis Everberg to the mix up front. All three players signed..." July 01

  • Jets Sign Laurent Brossoit to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Laurent Brossoit on a one-year contract with an average annual value of $650,000. Brossoit played 14 games for the Edmonton Oilers in 2017-18 where posted a 3-7-1 record. He also played 29 AHL games..." July 01

  • Golden Knights emerge as frontrunner for UFA Paul Stastny

    Sportsnet "It looks like Paul Stastny could be headed to Vegas as the Golden Knights have emerged as the frontrunner to sign the UFA forward, Sportsnet has confirmed. Stastny, 32, is coming off a strong post-season with the Winnipeg Jets (six goals, 15 points in 17 playoff games) after joining..." July 01

  • Stastny will not return to Jets

    TSN "Forward Paul Stastny will not be returning to the Winnipeg Jets. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reported the Vegas Golden Knights are the frontrunners to land the veteran centre's services while Darren Dreger added the Jets learned late Saturday night that Stastny was leaning in..." July 01

  • Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks Swap AHL Forwards

    CBS Sports "The Jets traded De Leo to the Ducks in exchange for forward Nic Kerdiles on Saturday. De Leo received a qualifying offer from Winnipeg as a pending restricted free agent, but now the Ducks will look to sign the center to his first non-entry-level deal ahead of the 2018-19..." June 30

  • Canadiens acquire Joel Armia, Steve Mason from Jets

    Sportsnet "The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Steve Mason and forward Joel Armia in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets. As part of the trade, the Jets are also sending a seventh-round pick in 2019 and a fourth-round pick in 2020 to Montreal. In return, Montreal is sending AHL defenceman..." June 30

  • Mason trade helps Jets’ chances of re-signing Stastny

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff found himself a taker for Steve Mason, which in the end is a big step towards re-signing Paul Stastny. On Saturday the Jets sent Mason and forward Joel Armia along with a 2019 seventh-round pick and a 2020 fourth-round pick to the..." June 30

  • Evander Kane opens up on why things didn’t work out in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "Life is good right now for Evander Kane. The 26-year-old Vancouver native just came off his first-ever post-season in his NHL career, recently signed a seven-year, $49-million deal and, most importantly, loves playing hockey again. And he owes it all to the San Jose..." June 29

  • Jets sign Joe Morrow to one-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Joe Morrow to a one-year contract extension worth $1 million. Morrow was traded to the Jets from the Montreal Canadiens in February. The 25-year-old appeared in 18 games for Winnipeg in 2017-18, scoring one goal and adding four assists. " June 26

  • Winnipeg’s Paul Stastny problem

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets have quite the conundrum on their hands. It’s nothing earth-shattering. It’s one of those problems you can file on the good-headache-to-have category, but it’s still something that needs to be addressed, one way or another. The man central..." June 25