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

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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

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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

Despite finishing 24th overall in the League during 2015-16, the Winnipeg Jets won the second overall slot in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Assuming that Toronto goes with consensus top-pick Auston Matthews first overall, that'll leave Winnipeg to choose between stand-out Finns Patrick Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi. What a great position to be in.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 08:41:00 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have been surprisingly bad at home in 2015-16.

Only the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks have worse winning percentages on home ice than the Jets. The MTS Center has been a difficult place to play for several reasons including the loud crowd. "The season is a loss," head coach Paul Maurice said. "Had we been better at home it would not have been enough to make the playoffs. It was a home and away issue. The home record was not the failing point of the season."
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in a Heritage Classic game in October 2016.

Expect the league to make an official announcement on Sunday afternoon. The game will be played at Investors Group Field and it should take place on the weekend of Oct. 22-23. There will be an alumni game on the Saturday followed by the regular season game on Sunday. "It will be unbelievable. To have an outdoor game in a city like this is definitely going to be very special," said Jets centre Mark Scheifele. "A lot of guys are pretty excited for that."
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 09:44:00 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have been terrific on the road in 2016.

With last night's win over the Oilers, the Jets improved to 6-1-1 on the road since Jan. 1. Unfortunately for them, they haven't been able to duplicate that success at the MTS Center (2-8). "There just seems to be a comfort level on the road," Jets coach Paul Maurice said. "We seem to be focused on what we’re trying to do every night in our game. The simplicity of it lets us play a fast game."
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Winnipeg's penalty kill has been sore spot this season.

The Jets rank 27th in the league with a 77.2 percent efficiency rate and they have allowed the most power-plays goals against (41). Winnipeg has been shorthanded 180 times this year, which is the second-highest total in the NHL.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 09:09:00 AM

During the second intermission of Thursday's Winter Classic, Gary Bettman noted that the Winnipeg Jets will get an outdoor game.

"We haven’t settled on a date that we are ready to announce," Bettman told Sportsnet's Scott Oake. "We do owe Winnipeg a game. And we would have been there last year but for the Grey Cup and some complications." It's worth pointing out that Bettman didn't absolutely confirm anything, including which future season the outdoor game will occur, but we can connect the dots. And that's exciting, so let the speculation on whom the Jets will choose to face in the Heritage Classic next season begin.
Source: David Minuk
Fri, Jan 1, 2016 07:20:00 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have consistently had one of the worst power plays in the NHL and that's holding true in 2015-16.

In the last five years, the Jets have had a top 15 power play just once (their first year in Winnipeg). "Half of it is just quickness you know," coach Paul Maurice said. "We’ve got to move the puck more quickly. They skate well and they’ve got great sticks. They knock a lot of stuff out of the air." Only two teams, Arizona and Calgary, have a worse power play percentage than Winnipeg (15.5 percent).
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 09:21:00 AM

Paul Maurice addressed Ondrej Pavelec's injury after Saturday's 3-2 win over Arizona.

Pavelec was knocked out of the game after Coyotes forward Shane Doan crashed into him. "I don't know the answer, because I never played (in the NHL)," Maurice said when asked if he thought the hit on his goaltender was avoidable. "I know you're going in a straight line and there are times you get knocked a bit and it doesn't take much. But the rule is there for a reason and it was called appropriately. You are responsible for the force that you're going in on. A penalty was called on the ice and (the injury) was a real unfortunate outcome."
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Nic Petan
5Marko Dano
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Andrew Copp
4Shawn Matthias
5Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Chris Thorburn
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Toby Enstrom
4Tyler Myers
5Josh Morrissey
6Ben Chiarot
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
9Mark Stuart
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Michael Hutchinson
3Ondrej Pavelec