Player News - Jets

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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

Nik Antropov is considering staging an NHL comeback.

Antropov has spent the last two campaigns in the KHL. He had 21 points and 64 penalty minutes in 39 games with Astana Barys in 2014-15. At the age of 35, we wouldn't count on him having any fantasy value in standard leagues if he plays in the NHL.
Jul 27 - 10:05 PM

Paul Postma has agreed to a two-year, $1,775,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Postma was a restricted free agent after being handed a qualifying offer. He had two goals and six points in 42 contests with the Jets last season.
Jul 10 - 1:22 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have inked Julian Melchiori to a one-year, two-way deal.

Melchiori can earn $600,000 at the NHL level. He had six points and 54 penalty minutes in 70 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jul 6 - 8:16 PM

Joel Armia said he was surprised to be traded by the Buffalo Sabres last season.

Armia was part of the trade that saw Evander Kane go to Buffalo. "Of course it was probably hard for me," the 22-year-old from Pori, Finland said Saturday. "A little bit harder because it was my first trade and that doesn’t happen in Europe a lot." The 22-year-old has had a disappointing career in North America so far. He only managed to score 12 goals and 33 points in the AHL last season.
Jul 5 - 11:01 AM

As Nic Petan hopes to make the Winnipeg Jets, he believes he's really improved his defense to make that happen.

"This past season I just focused on defensive play, faceoffs, being low in my own zone. I thought I got better at it," Petan said. The 20-year-old had 15 goals and 89 points in 54 WHL contests in 2014-15, which is actually down from 113 points in his previous campaign. The 43rd pick of the 2013 NHL Draft will probably get a decent shot next season.
Jul 4 - 6:48 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

Andrew MacWilliam has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

MacWilliam will come with a $600,000 annual cap hit in the NHL. He had two assists and 12 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Maple Leafs last season.
Jul 3 - 11:32 AM

Brendan Lemieux has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Winnipeg.

Lemieux was acquired by the Jets as part of the Evander Kane trade. He had 41 goals, 60 points and 145 penalty minutes in 57 games with the OHL Barrie Colts in 2014-15. He's the son of former NHLer Claude Lemieux.
Jul 3 - 10:56 AM

Patrice Cormier has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Cormier had 21 points and 74 penalty minutes in 47 AHL contests in 2014-15. He can earn $650,000 at the NHL level.
Jul 2 - 6:36 PM

Matt Fraser has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Fraser will earn $325,000 even if he spends the season in the minors, but he can earn up to $650,000 at the NHL level. He had eight goals and 12 points in 60 contests with Boston and Edmonton last season.
Jul 2 - 6:00 PM

Alexander Burmistrov has signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Burmistrov, who will make $1.5 million next season and $1.6 million the year after, left the Jets two seasons ago to play in the KHL. The 23-year-old forward had 10 goals and 26 points in 53 games in 2014-15. No financial terms have been announced.
Jul 1 - 1:40 PM

The Jets have re-signed Matt Halischuk to a one-year, two-way $1.5 million contract.

The 27-year-old winger is not much of an offensive force as he registered only eight points in 47 games. Halischuk is slotted as a third or fourth liner and has no fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 12:28 PM

The Jets have re-signed defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Pardy is a stay-at-home rearguard who has no offensive upside. He does get the odd penalty but that isn't enough to make him draft worthy.
Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

Updating a previous item, Drew Stafford has signed a two-year/$8.7 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Stafford had only nine goals and 24 points in 50 games for the Sabres before he was dealt to Winnipeg in the Evander Kane deal. He was a different player with the Jets as he had nine goals and 19 points in only 24 matches. He should be drafted in the late middle rounds in deeper drafts next season.
Jun 30 - 3:27 PM

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