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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Michigan State
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It's doubtful that Jim Slater will be re-signed by the Winnipeg Jets, but he's still keeping an open mind.
"Stranger things have happened. It's hockey. As of right now, it doesn't seem to be, but never cross things off your list until they're officially crossed off," he said. "It's been a pleasure playing in Winnipeg as long as I have. I really enjoy all the guys and the city. You never know but as of right now, it doesn't look (like I'll be coming back to Winnipeg)." He became an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and his preference was to be back with the Jets. Aug 10 - 9:49 AM

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Jim Slater can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

"For me, things haven't picked up right now," he said. "Most teams are waiting for the draft to see and Winnipeg is no different. After the draft and with that window on June 25, we can start talking to other teams. Hopefully on July 1, I'll have a contract and be playing in the NHL for another couple of years." He isn't sure if he'll be back with the Winnipeg Jets, but feels he can contribute in any environment with whatever role he is given. Slater produced 13 points 134 hits and a 59.6 winning percentage on faceoffs in 82 games last season. He has played 584 matches with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winning Jets organization in his career.
Jun 15 - 11:16 AM

Jim Slater recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick in Thursday's win over Montreal.

He netted his third goal of the season in the second period after he earned an assist on goal by Dustin Byfuglien to open the scoring in the first. Slater's fight with Nathan Beaulieu came late in the second stanza. He also had four shots and three hits to fill out the stat sheet.
Mar 27 - 11:48 AM

Jim Slater moved up to the third line with Adam Lowry out with an illness.

He skated between Michael Frolik and Chris Thorburn in Sunday's 5-3 win over Colorado. Slater earned an assist on a goal by defenseman Ben Chiarot in the match. He has produced just seven points in 55 games this year.
Feb 9 - 9:51 AM

Jim Slater got his first goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

He gave the Jets a 2-1 lead at the time, but the Blues tied it before the end of the second period and then won the game in the third. Just an FYI as Slater shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Jim Slater played in his second game of the preseason on Tuesday.

He opened the scoring in the contest in a 2-1 victory over Ottawa. Slater played his first game since off-season hip surgery on Saturday and he's still shaking off some rust. "You put in a lot of time to get in shape and you play that first game and you feel like you didn't do anything all summer," he said. "It comes back, just a little slower than you'd like. But that's why you have these preseason games. Obviously we're running a new system, and we're trying to get that down so it's comes natural." Slater was limited to just 27 games last season.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 09:55:00 AM

Jim Slater took part in another full day of training camp on Tuesday.

"I'm feeling better than I was for sure," said Slater, who missed 55 games last season due to injury. "There were some dark days in the summer for sure. Just going through that rehab, this thing, I've put a lot of time and effort into getting this thing back." He hasn't been cleared to play in the preseason yet after he had hip labrum surgery at the end of May. However, he appears to be very close and coach Paul Maurice believes Slater will be available for Saturday's match against Minnesota.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 06:45:00 AM

Jim Slater has undergone hip labrum surgery.

Slater should be fine by the start of training camp. He had a goal and an assist in 27 games in 2013-14.
Fri, May 30, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Jim Slater left Friday's 5-3 win over Calgary with an undisclosed injury.

As the Jets have finished the season, Slater will have plenty of time to recover.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Jim Slater suited up in his 500th career game Monday night.

He logged 8:53 of ice time and he was credited with one shot block. Slater has two points and 38 hits in 25 appearances this season.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 07:15:00 AM

Jim Slater is expected to return to the Jets' lineup in time for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.

He missed Wednesday's game due to a lower-body injury. Slater is not really a fantasy factor.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Jim Slater (lower body) is likely to return on Saturday.

Slater missed the Jets' last three contests. The plan is for him to participate in the team's morning skate before a final determination is made.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Jim Slater has a lower-body injury.

Slater will not be available on Wednesday as a result. He has an assist in 16 games this season.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 03:24:00 PM

Jim Slater doesn't think he should've been penalized for his tripping play against Vancouver's Ryan Kesler.

"I didn't like it," he said. "But when someone goes down in a collision like that I'm glad it was just a two for tripping and it wasn't anything more. I'm not a player like that. I hope he's all right." He contends that he led with his leg and Kesler tried to get out of being hit at the last second. Kesler was injured on the play and Slater got two minutes in the box.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Jim Slater started Monday's game between Dustin Byfuglien and Blake Wheeler.

He registered five shots in 14:54 of ice time in Winnipeg's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado. Byfuglien scored both goals in the match, but Slater wasn't out on the ice when he found the back of the net.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:14:00 AM

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C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Patrice Cormier
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Nikolaj Ehlers
3Adam Lowry
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Matt Fraser
4Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Paul Postma
7Adam Pardy
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson