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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (48) / 1/30/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
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Winnipeg has posted a 14-4-2 record at MTS Centre since Jan. 13.
"I expect the building to be rocking and we're going to come out hard and see what happens," said top-line center Bryan Little. "It's kind of put everything on the line and see what happens tonight." If the Jets can continue to fuel off their crowd, which should be incredibly loud on Monday night in Game 3, then they could get back into their first-round series against Anaheim. Apr 20 - 2:10 PM

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An Anonymous Eastern Conference coach told Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald that he wouldn't want to play Winnipeg in the playoffs.

"Who would have thought that Winnipeg would emerge as a dominant team," said the Eastern Conference coach, who preferred to remain anonymous. "I wouldn’t want to play Winnipeg. They’re big, fast, heavy, their goaltending is good. It’s a tough building to play in. They don’t give you anything. I’ve been really impressed with their speed and work ethic – and they’re heavy, with guys like (Blake) Wheeler. (Kevin) Cheveldayoff has done a terrific job, with all those pickups he’s made. With Tyler Myers playing so well; Lee Stempniak has played his best hockey; (Drew) Stafford has been really good. Those guys have turned their careers around going there, and they’ve all been great fits for what that team needed." The Jets find themselves down 2-0 to Anaheim in their best of seven series, but it doesn't take away from the fact that they should be good for a number of years.
Apr 19 - 10:45 AM

Paul Maurice praised his veteran leaders after Saturday's 3-1 win over Nashville.

"That game gets won on leadership. Specifically, Ladd, Wheeler and Stuart," said Jets coach Paul Maurice. "On-ice play for one, but... that room has to get right before we can go out and give the effort that was needed. With what’s going on around the league, other teams are winning, we lose two more important players and then come out on the road... it was outstanding." The Jets are three points ahead of the San Jose Sharks for the final Wild Card spot in the West.
Mar 8 - 12:43 PM

Winnipeg has been shorthanded a league-worst 247 times this season.

The Jets have permitted 49 power-play goals, which ranks them 29th in the league. Washington went 3-for-6 with the man advantage against Winnipeg on Thursday night. The Jets took five tripping penalties and were called for too many men on the ice. The team will need to be much more disciplined down the stretch
Feb 20 - 9:49 AM

Paul Maurice is not impressed with Winnipeg's penalty killing unit.

The Jets gave up four goals on eight penalty-killing attempts against the Stars on Saturday night. "That’s the big challenge right now — our penalty-killing unit has struggled," said Maurice. "Confidence is everything and we’re not moving anywhere near the rate of speed or assuredness in the routes we’re running and things that we’re doing. We’re slow on the kill right now. And that’s a confidence thing." Winnipeg's PK is ranked 16th in the NHL at 81.4 percent.
Feb 1 - 12:48 PM

Winnipeg won't host the Heritage Classic next season.

According to a news release on Tuesday, it was decided to play the game early in the 2016-17 season because the NHL and the Winnipeg Football Club couldn't agree on a date. "All parties are very hopeful that a date can be secured early in the 2016-17 NHL season and will continue working toward that objective. The game will be an exciting celebration of hockey in our province and our city, one which both True North and the Bombers look forward to hosting at a time which works for all parties involved."
Jan 21 - 7:52 AM

The Winnipeg Jets will have to start looking at locking up some of their talent going forward.

Michael Frolik will be an unrestricted free-agent this summer, while Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien will be UFA's at the end of the season. The Jets also have several key restricted free-agents they will have to lock up soon. Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry and Michael Hutchinson will all need new contracts after the 2015-16 season. It will be interesting to see how Kevin Cheveldayoff spreads the money around.
Jan 18 - 8:46 AM

Winnipeg's Paul Maurice picked up the 500th victory of his coaching career Tuesday in an 8-2 win over Florida.

"Ive been really fortunate," Maurice said after the game. "To be here and in a place where you feel really comfortable and compete so hard so you get to enjoy it. But (Hartford and then Carolina owner) Mr. (Peter) Karmanos and (GM) Jim Rutherford are the two biggest influences on me getting an opportunity to coach as young as I did and then staying with me." The Jets have posted a 22-14-8 record, which has them holding a Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
Jan 14 - 9:39 AM

Winnipeg is the most penalized team in the league.

The team has been shorthanded an NHL-high 166 times so far this season. Winnipeg's penalty kill has been strong, ranking ninth in the league with an 83.7 efficiency rating, but the team is playing with fire if it continues to have discipline issues. Arizona went 3-for-5 on the power play versus Winnipeg on Thursday night and it helped the Coyotes secure a 4-1 victory.
Jan 9 - 9:41 AM

Coach Paul Maurice will be looking for better 5-on-5 play when Winnipeg hosts Toronto on Saturday.

"We (need to) give up less around our net and (be) a little tougher around our net, go to simpler outs and we've got to find a way to hang on and make more of the time we spend in the offensive zone," said Maurice. "Basically our last four goals are power-play goals. That's a power-play goal tonight, when the guys steps out of the box. So that part's right and thankfully, when you're dealing with some adversity." Winnipeg hasn't scored a 5-on-5 goal in the last two games.
Jan 2 - 8:20 AM

Winnipeg has done a good job defensively this season.

The Jets rank seventh in the league in shots per game against at 28.1. It's impressive that they have stayed consistent without the services of Tobias Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Jacob Trouba and Mark Stuart due to injuries. "I think everyone's stuck with our systems," said goalie Michael Hutchinson. "It's a defense-first mentality and that you know that we can win games on defence. We've won games 1-0 this year. You don't have to try to overcompensate for the guys you've lost. Some of those guys are big parts of our power play on the back end there, but nobody's who's come in has tried to do too much."
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 07:50:00 AM

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."
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:16:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 09:28:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 09:18:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
5Patrice Cormier
6Eric O'Dell
7Andrew Copp
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Adam Lowry
3Jiri Tlusty
4Chris Thorburn
5T.J. Galiardi
6Nikolaj Ehlers
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Michael Frolik
3Drew Stafford
4Lee Stempniak
5Matt Halischuk
6Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Toby Enstrom
3Tyler Myers
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Paul Postma
7Adam Pardy
8Ben Chiarot
9Keaton Ellerby
10Jay Harrison
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson
3Connor Hellebuyck