Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

Toby Enstrom will keep his options open as free agency approaches.

Enstrom won't be back with the Winnipeg Jets in 2018-19, but he hasn't ruled out a return to the NHL if he gets the right offer in the right situation. He is also reportedly considering playing back home in Sweden.
Jun 17 - 11:04 AM

Winnipeg may explore trading Mathieu Perreault with several key players due for new contracts.

Perreault has three more seasons remaining on a contract that carries a $4.125 million cap hit. He also has a modified no-trade clause. The Jets have to sign restricted free agents Jacob Trouba, Josh Morrissey and Connor Hellebuyck to new deals. Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Tyler Myers will also need new contracts following the 2018-19 season.
Jun 11 - 6:43 PM

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, Paul Stastny's contract talks with Winnipeg don't appear to be "too in-depth."

Stastny can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and he has expressed interest in returning to Winnipeg as well as St. Louis. He appears to be keeping his options open, but it sounds like he will test the open market.
Jun 11 - 5:52 PM

Nic Petan's agent doesn't think his client is a good fit for the Winnipeg Jets.

"I think they're one of the more exciting teams to watch in the NHL, and there's a little bit of envy because I would like Nic to be part of that," said Joe Oliver. "But at this point he seems to be on the outside looking in. He's champing at the bit to say, 'Hey, listen, I want to be part of it.' But that may not be possible just because of the number of players in front of him." Petan appeared in just 15 games with the Jets last season and he scored two goals. He has notched five goals and 21 points in 95 career NHL outings. Oliver added that Petan has not requested a trade and didn't say that would the best option, but it seems like he wants something to change to give his client a chance to play.
Jun 11 - 9:48 AM

Toby Enstrom won't be returning to the Winnipeg Jets next season.

Enstrom is a pending unrestricted free agent in July and feels it's time for a change. He has played 719 games with the Jets/Thrashers franchise, but the relationship may have soured a bit when he was a healthy scratch in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against Vegas.
Jun 10 - 5:01 PM

Jacob Trouba's agent, Kurt Overhardt, said there's no lingering hard feelings for him or Trouba stemming from the defenseman's contract holdout in 2016.

"(The holdout is) all behind everyone now. We have a very positive relationship with Kevin, we have a very positive relationship with the ownership group as well," Overhardt said. "Part of my job is to guide my clients and see what their values are and what they want to do. That's important stuff to do. I think if we had to do it all over again we would do the same thing." The Jets have some decisions to make this summer, which includes nine roster regulars set to be restricted free agents. Trouba is a key player among them and Cheveldayoff wouldn't be surprised if several of them file for arbitration.
Jun 6 - 8:55 AM

Appearing on Hockey Sense with Andy Strickland, Paul Stastny mentioned how he is open to signing with the St. Louis Blues if he reaches free-agency.

Stastny was acquired by the Jets at the trade deadline from the Blues in exchange for Erik Foley, a 1st round selection in 2018 and a conditional 4th round selection in 2020. Stastny then went on to pick up 28 points across 37 regular-season and playoff games combined. When asked if he'd consider a return to St. Louis, the former Blue had this to say: "Absolutely. I have not closed the door on anything. I know it's a business, as you get older you see it." The 32-year-old center spent almost four whole seasons with the Blues, getting as far as the Western Conference Final during the 2015-16 post-season. He'll have plenty of interest on the open market considering his contributions during Winnipeg's post-season run. The whole interview can be heard by clicking on the link below.
Jun 2 - 12:32 PM

Kirill Gotovets has signed a two-year deal with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL.

He was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round of the 2009 draft. He spent four years at Cornell University before turning pro. Gotovets played for Dinamo back in 2016-17, after three years in the minors. He came back to North America with the Manitoba Moose in 2017-18, where he had one goal and 12 assists in 57 contests. The 26-year-old never suited up in an NHL game.
Jun 2 - 11:15 AM

Jordan Stallard is eligible to re-enter the NHL Entry Draft in 2018.

Stallard was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, but because he wasn't signed by Friday's deadline, he became eligible to go back into the draft. The 20-year-old put up an impressive 44 goals and 91 points in 72 games with WHL's Prince Albert Raiders. Even if he goes back into the draft, there's no guarantee that he'll be selected a second time. He could latch on to another team as an undrafted free agent if it comes to that.
Jun 2 - 10:24 AM

Patrik Laine feels he learned a lot from Paul Stastny.

The Jets acquired Paul Stastny from St. Louis on Feb. 26 and while he may walk this summer as an unrestricted free agent, his impact on the Jets might continue on. He played on a line with Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers, where he made positive impressions on the talented youngsters "He made a huge impact on the same line as me and Nikky," said Laine. "He was always talking to us on the bench if we made a mistake, and when we made a mistake he was kind of teaching us what to do next time. I think our game was at a different level after he came and it was real nice to play with him. Hopefully we can play together sometime in the future."
May 30 - 2:33 PM

The Winnipeg Jets would like to re-sign Connor Hellebuyck to a long-term contract, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Hellebuyck will be a restricted free agent this summer. The fact that the Jets want to sign him is hardly surprising considering he was one of the top goaltenders in the league this season. The 25-year-old had a 44-11-9 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage during the regular season. He was also selected as one of the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.
May 25 - 9:20 PM

Toby Enstrom, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, may have played in his last NHL season.

"Toby is a special player in this organization," said Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. "And regardless of how things move forward, whether he chooses play again and then whether there’s an opportunity to play here, that chapter of things is still to be written." Enstrom has played 11 seasons with the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers. He skated in 43 games during the 2017-18 campaign because of injuries and he contributed six points. Enstrom didn't speak with the media during Tuesday's exit meetings.
May 23 - 8:45 AM

Nikolaj Ehlers was disappointed that he didn't score a goal in 15 playoff games.

"It sucked. Personally, I didn't feel like I played my best hockey in the playoffs," said Ehlers. "There were some games where I felt really good, but overall I didn't play my best hockey. Of course, I would have liked to score goals ... I've got to get back home this summer to make sure that happens a little more (next) season." He wasn't able to play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final because of an illness and he skipped Game 5 versus Minnesota in the opening round with what coach Paul Maurice referred to as a "malaise." Ehlers contributed seven assists in his first taste of the postseason.
May 23 - 8:36 AM

Andrew Copp didn't like being a healthy scratch for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.

"It was really, really tough ... something that stung," Copp said. "You play every single game. You're in the fight. You feel like you have a lot of ownership of this team, and then to not be able to battle it out at the end when we're fighting for our lives, it's really hard. It'll sit with me for a while. I don't know when that'll go away." Copp wasn't in the lineup when Vegas eliminated the Jets from the playoffs. He had played in all 82 games during the regular season as well as 16 of Winnipeg's 17 playoff outings.
May 23 - 8:25 AM

Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff doesn't expect to use a buyout on Steve Mason's contract this off-season.

"I don't sit here and anticipate that a buyout is a course of action I would take with Steve Mason," Cheveldayoff said. "Steve Mason is a capable No. 1 goaltender in the NHL. He signed with us knowing - and we were very up front with him - that this was going to be about winning, whether it was him, or whether there was going to be competition to win." The 29-year-old is entering the final year of his contract that comes with a cap hit of $4.1 million. The Jets also need to re-sign starter Connor Hellebuyck to a new deal this summer. Injuries limited Mason to just 13 games in 2017-18. He finished the season with a 5-6-1 record, a 3.24 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. There's no denying that if the Jets could move him, they would.
Source: The Score
May 22 - 7:05 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan

    NASCAR Fantasy: Michigan
  •  
    MLB Waiver Wire Options

    MLB Waiver Wire Options
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Pocono

    NASCAR Fantasy: Pocono
  •  
    Waiver wire: Nimmo an option

    Waiver wire: Nimmo an option
  •  
    NASCAR Fantasy: Coke 600

    NASCAR Fantasy: Coke 600
  •  
    MLB: Buy, hold or sell?

    MLB: Buy, hold or sell?
  •  
    Waiver Wire: Need saves?

    Waiver Wire: Need saves?
  •  
    Baseball: Buy, hold, sell

    Baseball: Buy, hold, sell