Player News - Jets

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Mathieu Perreault wants to know "how much more" Jacob Trouba wants.

Per Perreault, "This guy plays big minutes, 22 minutes, and he's gonna complain some sort of way about his ice time?" Trouba is on record stating that he wants to be a top-four defenseman who plays on the right side, but that doesn't offer any more clarity to his current veteran teammate. Perreault went on to suggest that Trouba should come to camp anyway because if the Jets get off to a hot start, it could diminish his perceived value and therefore trade prospects.
Sep 25 - 3:46 PM

The Jets' goaltending battle will be a three-way affair with Ondrej Pavelec attempting to fend off challengers Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson.

It would be great for the Jets and coach Paul Maurice if one of Pavelec, Hellebuyck and Hutchinson could establish himself and run with the starting job, but it is likely the Jets will at least start the campaign in a job-share situation. It remains to be seen who will share that job with Pavelec. Stay tuned.
Sep 25 - 11:47 AM

One potential landing spot for Jacob Trouba, should he be traded, is Toronto.

The Buds need a right-handed shot defenseman and the Jets could part with Trouba given he is behind both Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers, who both shoot right. The Leafs have good young talent in their system and plenty of picks to satisfy the Jets. There will be plenty of interested teams in the mix though. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Sep 25 - 11:41 AM

Winnipeg Jets GM Ken Cheveldayoff has responded publicly to Jacob Trouba's trade request.

In short, Cheveldayoff has noted that Trouba "represents an important part of the long-term future of our club." He went on to state that any decision related to Trouba will be "best interest of the Winnipeg Jets hockey club." Lastly, the Jets cannot "compel" Trouba to report to training camp. For a public divorce, both sides seem intent on remaining amicable.
Sep 24 - 9:44 PM

Jacob Trouba's agent Kurt Overhardt has released a statement outlining the reasoning behind trade request, originally made in May.

You can read the full statement from Overhardt in the link below, but the key points are simply that Trouba wants to have a top-four role and play on the right side. The young defender does not see that as a possibility in Winnipeg. The trade request was made back in May, and the two sides have been working towards a resolution since. In addition, there have been no contract negotiations. Trouba is current an RFAas well. Lastly, Trouba is on record that he will not be attending the Winnipeg Jets NHL training camp.
Sep 24 - 7:59 PM

Jacob Trouba has requested a trade out of Winnipeg.

This should not be terribly surprising as there have been trade rumors for a couple of seasons now. Still, this is not what Winnipeg wants to hear. The former ninth overall pick in 2012 has been a stud on the Jets' blueline for three seasons now. Trouba has made sure to note that his request is specifically about wanting to "play the right side", and is not a reflection of his feelings towards the Jets nor the city of Winnipeg. Still just 22-years-old, Trouba just concluded his ELC last season and is a restricted free agent. Stay tuned.
Sep 24 - 7:40 PM

Scott Glennie has agreed to a professional tryout with the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

He didn't play last season due to shoulder surgery and he has spent most of his professional career in the minors. Glennie has one game of NHL experience since he was taken with the eighth overall pick in 2009 by Dallas. The Winnipeg native will battle for a job with the Moose.
Sep 23 - 7:21 AM

Bryan Little may have slipped behind Mark Scheifele on the depth chart, but he still could have an opportunity to play with some talented players in 2016-17.

If Scheifele stays with Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers, which is expected, then Little could skate between Drew Stafford and exciting rookie Patrik Laine.
Sep 22 - 7:13 AM

GM Kevin Cheveldayoff still isn't discussing where contract negotiations stand with restricted free agent Jacob Trouba.

The two sides haven't made their talks public, but it's been reported that Trouba wants a larger role with the team. He is playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.
Sep 21 - 5:07 PM

Josh Morrissey played one NHL game last year and he is hungry for more action with the Jets in 2016-17.

"I'm not setting anything too crazy, but definitely my goal is to make the team and push for a spot," said Morrissey. "I think every year you go into camp and that's the goal, but as you get older, and after playing one year of pro hockey now, I've had a little taste. The goal is to push and make that jump (to the National Hockey League)." He feels that he grew a lot as a player last year with the AHL's Manitoba Moose
Sep 20 - 9:12 AM

Michael Spacek didn't have a problem adjusting to hockey in North America last season.

The Jets prospect played in the WHL for the Red Deer Rebels last season. Spacek, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 class, scored 18 goals and 54 points in 61 games last campaign. He also added 13 points in 17 playoff contests. Spacek admitted that it took him three or four months to get used to the style of play after coming over from Europe. The 19-year-old is playing for Winnipeg at the Young Stars Classic, as he prepares for training camp and another year in the WHL.
Sep 19 - 9:17 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will be joined by Tomas Kundratek and Michal Birnir in the grand stands for Saturday's match with Canada.

Pavelec, who has already been declared as the Czech Republic's third-string goalie, probably won't see much action. Kundratek and Birnir meanwhile ought to stay ready as short tournaments can result in big lineup changes, especially if the losses start piling up.
Source: Arpon Basu
Sep 17 - 7:24 PM

Last season's highest scoring American defender, Dustin Byfuglien, will be scratched for Saturday's match with Team Europe.

Coach John Tortorella has spent the pre-tournament rounds trying to utilize Byfuglien at right wing, much to the defender's dismay. So it's not entirely surprising to see him on the pine. All the same he's annually one of, if not the, highest scoring blue liner the Americans have at their disposal. So the decision deserves at least a mild scratch of the head.
Sep 17 - 1:33 PM

Dustin Byfuglien served as a right winger in Team USA's practice on Tuesday.

Byfuglien in projected to serve on the fourth line alongside David Backes and Justin Abdelkader in Tuesday's exhibition contest against Finland. USA coach John Tortorella explained that he wanted to see America's other six defensemen, so that's why he moved Byfuglien. It will be interesting though to see if America also has Byfuglien play as a forward when the tournament formally starts.
Sep 13 - 2:44 PM

Ondrej Pavelec has already been declared as the Czech Republic's third goaltender.

The battle for the top job will be between Petr Mrazek and Michal Neuvirth. "The tournament is short and there is no time to let all three goalies play," coach Josef Jandac said. "We are planning to have only two goaltenders in the games and Ondrej Pavelec will be the third one." Pavelec said he "was aware of the situation" and he is "cool with it." He also understands that anything can happen and he could get an opportunity.
Sep 7 - 3:01 PM


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