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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (48) / 1/30/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185

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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." Nov 22 - 9:04 AM

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The Winnipeg Jets dropped their fifth straight game on Saturday night.

The Jets were embarrassed by Nashville, 7-0. "They got on us real quick," head coach Paul Maurice said. "And as soon as things started to go bad, we had a real difficult time doing some simple things-moving our feet at the right speed and making some simple plays." How good are the Jets? Just ask their head coach. "We're a .500 hockey team right now and played our worst game of the year. And we've been on the road a long time-feels like anyway.
Nov 15 - 12:58 PM

Winnipeg likes their 4-2-0 start, but they want to improve their play defensively.

"We think we can be a better defensive team and we think our goaltenders have been very good in keeping the number where it's at," said coach Paul Maurice. "It's an area that we want to maintain. We finished 10th in goals against last season and I believe we're sitting 11th right now, so we're not far off it." The Jets have allowed 33.0 shots against per game, which is the fourth-most in the league.
Oct 21 - 10:18 AM

Jets head coach Paul Maurice liked his team's improvement from Thursday to Friday.

Winnipeg defeated Boston 6-2 on Thursday, but got off to a very slow start in the opening frame. They had a much more complete effort on Friday, as they beat New Jersey 3-1. "Better game for us," said Maurice. "The first period, even at zeroes, we had to accept how the game was going to be played. I thought we did a good job with that. Much tighter. And then, again, a real good kind of jump-off second period where we got it going for a little bit. Solid. We’ve still got lots of things to work on, there’s nothing to get really overly excited about. But winning is good in this league and we were better. We were a better hockey team than we were (Thursday)."
Oct 10 - 6:44 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have announced an affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Tulsa Oilers for the 2015-16 campaign.

The Oilers posted a 37-29-3-3 record last season before losing in the first round of the playoffs. That was their first season in the ECHL as they were previously in the now defunct Central Hockey League.
Jul 31 - 11:06 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed three coaches from head coach Paul Maurice's staff.

Assistant coaches Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent along with goaltending coach Wade Flaherty to three year contracts, according to the press release. The Jets also announced that Rick St. Croix will be the "organization’s new developmental goaltending coach, working with the team’s goaltending prospects." This is great news for Maurice and Jets players alike as they try to reach the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.
Jul 3 - 8:24 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Adam Lowry
4Andrew Copp
5Nic Petan
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Mathieu Perreault
3Nikolaj Ehlers
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Alexander Burmistrov
4Anthony Peluso
5Joel Armia
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Toby Enstrom
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Adam Pardy
8Grant Clitsome
9Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson
3Connor Hellebuyck