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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (50) / 1/30/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185

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Paul Maurice set the NHL record for most career regulation losses (578).
Thursday's loss to Chicago allowed him to pass Al Arbour for top spot in that category. "(With) longevity, eventually you’re going to crack that number," Maurice said. "If I’d had a team like this for 20 of those seasons, I wouldn’t have reached it quite as fast. Survival is not something you want to be the most important thing people say about you, but there’s a quality there. The teams that I’ve coached worked hard. I look back at them and we start every year thinking we’ve got a chance to win and I feel the same way about this one. But this one has got a little more firepower." Dec 16 - 10:04 AM

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Jets head coach Paul Maurice thought he team was too slow in their 2-1 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday.

"We were just slow as hell," Maurice said. "Give Columbus credit. They are a good skating team and they’re quick and they’re very direct with their game. They don’t slow it down at any time. It’s about generating speed, being really aggressive on the forecheck, but not out of position when they do so. They’re just hard-manned up on you in your own end. You just won’t have the time to slow the game down."
Oct 28 - 8:31 AM

Paul Maurice is the latest coach to win 600 games in the NHL.

Maurice hit the milestone on Friday night, when the Jets beat the Minnesota Wild, 4-3. "I don’t think there’s a significance to it. Most of them looked just like that. Hold your breath for two-and-a-half hours," said Maurice, who became the 17th NHL head coach with 600 wins. "I won’t think about it a whole lot. It’s nice."
Oct 21 - 10:18 AM

Winnipeg's power play has been rolling during the preseason.

The Jets have scored 12 of their 15 exhibition goals while on the man advantage. They went three-for-seven in Wednesday's 5-3 win over Ottawa. "We're not running at 40 percent during the regular season. Nobody does," said coach Paul Maurice. "But there's lots of confidence there and lots of good players there." Winnipeg's power play ranked 18th overall last season.
Sep 28 - 8:43 AM

Jets coach Paul Maurice and GM Kevin Chevaldayoff have both reportedly been given contract extensions.

Maurice had one year left on his contract. Winnipeg has only made the playoffs once in his four seasons as a bench boss with the Jets. Overall, Maurice has a 596-569-99-101 over his career as a head coach. As for Chevaldayoff, he's been the GM of the Winnipeg Jets since 2011 and has seen them make the playoffs once in the last six campaigns. While the duo doesn't have a record of success, the Jets do have decent prospects this season and some hope for the long term with a good set of young players that's headlined by Patrik Laine.
Sep 6 - 12:48 PM

Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice has one more season remaining on his current contract.

Jets GM Kevin Chevaldayoff said after the 2016-17 campaign that Maurice had his "full support," but a new deal has not been announced yet. This could be a do-or-die season for Maurice, as the team has missed the playoffs for two years in a row. He has coached the Jets for parts of the last four seasons.
Aug 13 - 11:08 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have announced an affiliation with the ECHL expansion team Jacksonville IceMen.

The Jets' previous ECHL affiliate was the Tulsa Oilers. Tulsa head coach Jason Christie will now be Jacksonville's bench boss instead. Christie has a 547-349-111 record in his ECHL career and has more wins than any other coach in the league's history.
Jul 8 - 5:58 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have left Toby Enstrom and Marko Dano unprotected.

The Jets did protect the following players: Joel Armia, Andrew Copp, Bryan Little, Adam Lowry, Mathieu Perreault, Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers, Jacob Trouba and Connor Hellebuyck. Although Enstrom (who will likely be out of action for much of the first half of the 2017-18 season) and Dano may interest Vegas Golden Knight GM George McPhee, there are other options here. Backup goalie Michael Hutchinson or forwards Quinton Howden or JC Lipon may also be considered.
Jun 18 - 12:28 PM

Jets head coach Paul Maurice isn't impressed with his team's current six-game winning streak.

The Jets have defeated Winnipeg, New Jersey, Anaheim, Ottawa, St. Louis and Columbus, but that doesn't change the fact that they'll miss the playoffs. "I don't put any more stock into our team game at this time of year than almost exhibition," Maurice said. "I'm not looking at this and saying, 'Hey, we've won six in a row, we're right there -- we're starting the season next year 6-0.'"
Apr 8 - 10:33 AM

The Jets are having a devil of a time keeping the puck out of their own net.

The last time the Jets kept an opposing team to less than three goals in a game was January 9th, a span of 15 games. It does not seem to matter if it's Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck or Michael Hutchinson in goal. The results are the same.
Feb 12 - 1:46 PM

The Jets appear ready to extend Paul Maurice's tenure with the club this summer.

The long-time coach is in his fourth season with Winnipeg, and has posted a 116-99-30 record with a playoff appearance thus far. While he's become known for his underwhelming talent utilization, he's also had terrible goalies who've posted a collective .904 in 20 years of NHL coaching. There's no word yet how many years the Jets are interested in giving him, but they at least seem intent on preventing a "lame duck" situation for the 2017-18 campaign.
Jan 15 - 1:56 PM

The Winnipeg Jets are struggling to kill penalties right now.

They allowed the Panthers to score three power play goals on Thursday night and they've give up at least one goal on the man-advantage in each of their last four games. Only the Blackhawks and Sabres have been worse on the penalty kill in 2016-17. Fantasy GMs need to keep that in mind when opponents take on the Jets.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Winnipeg has brought in Todd Woodcroft to serve as an assistant coach.

Woodcroft will be Sweden's special assignment coach at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. He has also served as a video coach as well as scouting director and professional scout at the NHL level.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Winnipeg holds three of the top 36 picks at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

The Jets have two selections in the first round, including the second and 22nd overall picks. They are expected to take Patrik Laine at pick No. 2 should the Maple Leafs go with consensus No. 1 choice Auston Matthews.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 08:39:00 AM

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff admitted that he was nervous during the draft lottery.

Winnipeg was one of the lucky teams in the lottery. They moved up from sixth overall to second and Cheveldayoff admitted he was nervous as the results were being shown. "At least you knew you weren't going to move backwards in the order and (at six), that's when the heart starts pumping and the legs start shaking a little," Cheveldayoff said in a telephone interview from Toronto. "I couldn't even tell you who was the team that came up." Although we won't know until the draft actually takes place, there's a good chance the Jets will land Finnish prospect Patrik Laine with the second pick.
Sun, May 1, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Matt Hendricks
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Kyle Connor
3Mathieu Perreault
4Andrew Copp
5Shawn Matthias
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Tyler Myers
4Josh Morrissey
5Dmitry Kulikov
6Toby Enstrom
7Ben Chiarot
8Julian Melchiori
9Tucker Poolman
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Steve Mason