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Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (49) / 1/30/1967
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
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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. May 1 - 9:53 AM

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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.
Apr 30 - 8:41 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."
Apr 3 - 10:30 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."
Mar 6 - 9:44 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."
Feb 14 - 10:10 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.
Jan 29 - 9:09 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
Jan 1 - 7:20 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

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:58:00 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.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:18:00 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)."
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 06:44:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:06:00 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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 08:24:00 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.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 02:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Adam Lowry
4Andrew Copp
5Nic Petan
LW1Mathieu Perreault
2Nikolaj Ehlers
3Marko Dano
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Chris Thorburn
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Joel Armia
4Anthony Peluso
5Matt Halischuk
6J.C. Lipon
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Jacob Trouba
4Toby Enstrom
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Julian Melchiori
8Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson