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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (47) / 1/30/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185

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Winnipeg will play nine of their 13 games at MTS Centre during the month of December.
The Jets own a 4-5-1 record at home compared to an 8-4-3 mark on the road. However, the team believes that will change. "That first seven games (of the season), we didn't have a great start. And our first three at home, we weren't great, period. But I think we've been happy with our game (more recently)," said captain Andrew Ladd. "I'm not worried about it. I think it's something where now we're really comfortable with our game, whether we're playing at home or on the road." Dec 2 - 6:16 AM

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The Winnipeg Jets hope to build on their strong play in the month of November.

The Jets were 8-4-3 in November. "We've played some real good, solid, hard hockey and spent all the energy that we had this month. And we need this rest," said Jets head coach Paul Maurice. "We need this time off to get everybody healed back up for the month of December." Winnipeg's next game is at home on Wednesday against Edmonton.
Nov 30 - 9:28 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have been solid away from the MTS Center this season.

The Jets are tied for first in points accumulated on the road with 19 (8-4-3). "We keep it simple on the road. We bring our work boots and just keep it simple," said Jets' forward Bryan Little. Winnipeg just finished 2-0-1 on their three-game road trip that saw them travel to Columbus, Buffalo and Boston. The Jets will need every road point they could get, as they will probably competing for one of the final playoff spots in the Western conference.
Nov 30 - 9:18 AM

The Winnipeg Jets continue to play in tight games this season.

The Jets have played in one-goal games in 12 of their last 14 contests (if you ignore empty net goals). "Those are games we've got to learn how to play in because those are the games we're going to be in," defenseman Jacob Trouba said. "I think we knew that coming into this year, that we've got to be good in those one-goal games and come out on the right side of them." The Jets have the third-fewest goals for in the NHL and they are usually solid defensively, so their style of play results in close games.
Nov 23 - 8:59 AM

Winnipeg's power play is an area of concern and it goes hand-in-hand with the team's inability to produce much offensively.

The Jets have scored six times on 62 opportunities for 9.7 percent success rate. That ranks them 28th in the league. Winnipeg has been superb defensively even though their offense has struggled. The Jets sit sixth in the NHL with an 87.7 percent efficiency rate on the penalty kill.
Nov 18 - 8:21 AM

Winnipeg Jets’ head coach Paul Maurice is happy with his team’s compete level after a slow start to the season.

After starting the year 1-4-0, the Jets are 6-0-2 in their last eight games and they’ve given up just 10 goals in that span. Winnipeg isn’t the most talented team, but if they make a run at a playoff spot they must continue to bring energy and intensity to every game. "We’ve still got lots of room to get better on our systems and when we don’t have the puck," said coach Paul Maurice. ""But our fight and our compete — and that’s leadership and that’s the players — has been spectacular."
Nov 9 - 8:51 AM

The Jets have given up just six goals in their last six games.

During that time, Winnipeg has posted a 5-0-1 record. "We've worked hard at getting rid of the notion that the best thing we can do is try to score every time we touch the puck," coach Paul Maurice said. "Just take care of the 10 feet of ice that's around you, have as many bodies in close proximity to that so that if there's a knuckled pass or a bad break, we can shut down hard and still have people there." That's a quite a turnaround from their opening seven contests when the Jets surrendered 20 goals against and owned a 2-5-0 record.
Nov 5 - 7:17 AM

Winnipeg Jets' head coach Paul Maurice is hoping his team improves defensively.

"We gave up some good chances in that (Tampa) game and some of that is directly due to their skill level," said.Maurice. "We just didn't have enough solid positional play." The Jets have given up 20 goals in seven games this season. Winnipeg will have to bring that number down because they don't score many goals either.
Oct 26 - 12:50 PM

Winnipeg will play their next five games at home after beginning the year 1-2 on the road.

"We've got to use what we have to our advantage," said sophomore blueliner Jacob Trouba. "There are a lot of areas that we want to improve on and that's definitely one of them. It starts (Friday) night and we'll be ready to go." The Jets host Nashville in their home opener Friday. The club hasn't played since last Sunday in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles.
Oct 17 - 9:57 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have killed off all 14 opposition power plays three games into the season.

The Jets also have a shorthanded goal, but they have yet to score on the power play. Winnipeg has had just nine opportunities with the man advantage, including two chances apiece on Saturday and Sunday.
Oct 16 - 10:00 AM

The Winnipeg Jets will keep their AHL affiliate in St. John's through the end of 2015-16.

The Jets would like to find a minor-league team that's closer to home, though. "Certainly we're happy with the arrangement and the affiliation agreement and how our players have been treated and the quality of the organization," GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said Wednesday. "We've talked about the logistical concerns and those certainly still remain from a geographical standpoint -- the time and the travel -- but at the end of the day we're excited to be able to partner with them and know that our players are playing in a first-class city and with a first-class organization. What happens long-term, those things at the AHL level are always very fluid."
Sep 4 - 9:28 AM

Winnipeg director of amateur scouting Marcel Comeau is confident that the Jets will get a good player with the No. 9 pick in Friday's draft.

"Last year was an exceptional year and it may not be quite at that level but there are some real good, solid players here and we're looking forward to getting one," he said. Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba are already on the NHL roster, while Josh Morrissey is another first-round selection who is thought highly of in the system.
Jun 26 - 9:43 AM

Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff sounds like he's getting ready for some possible wheeling and dealing this off-season.

"For all the changes happening in the league, I think there's a strong appetite among teams to want to talk about making changes," he said. "We are certainly in that mix of talking, to find out if there's a way to trade, whether it's a big asset, a middle asset, whatever asset. You sit and talk to see if there's a chance that something can fit with something you're looking for." Teams have been locking players up to long-term deals, so there hasn't been much available in the free agent market. That makes clubs more willing to trade to shake up or improve their rosters. However, first up on the agenda is the draft combine and then the draft for Cheveldayoff and company.
May 30 - 6:11 AM

Paul Maurice has inked a four-year extension with the Winnipeg Jets.

Maurice replaced Claude Noel as Winnipeg's head coach and the team was a respectable 18-12-5 under the new bench boss. "Quite honestly it really didn't take that long," Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "He's an impressive hockey coach, but he's an impressive person as well... Made a tremendous impact the moment he walked in." Maurice brings with him 1,119 games worth of head coaching experience, although his teams haven't been particularly successful, with the notable exception of the 2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes that reached the Stanley Cup Final.
Apr 16 - 11:19 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have struggled mightily late in the 2013-14 campaign.

In their past 16 contests, the club has posted a 4-8-4 record, which has sunk their playoff hopes. Coach Paul Maurice got off to a hot start when he took over the job in January, but now he owns a mark of 15-11-5 since taking over behind the bench. The Jets dropped a 4-2 decision to Pittsburgh on Thursday and they registered just 15 shots on goal.
Apr 4 - 6:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Patrice Cormier
5Jim Slater
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Adam Lowry
4T.J. Galiardi
5Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Michael Frolik
3Matt Halischuk
4Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tobias Enstrom
3Jacob Trouba
4Zach Bogosian
5Grant Clitsome
6Mark Stuart
7Paul Postma
8Julien Brouillette
9Ben Chiarot
10Jay Harrison
11Adam Pardy
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson