Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

Nikolaj Ehlers has inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Ehlers has a lot of offensive upside, but it would still be somewhat surprising to see him stick with the Jets in 2014-15. After being taken with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, he's expected to return to the QMJHL so that he can continue to hone his game.
Sep 2 - 5:10 PM

Scott Kosmachuk is a prospect to watch as he enters his first professional season within the Winnipeg Jets organization, as the 20 year-old has excelled since being taken in the third round of the 2012 NHL Draft.

Kosmachuk has notched 84 goals and 82 assists in 134 games in the two seasons since his draft year, including 101 points in 68 games last season. The speedy winger with superb hands helped the Guelph Storm win the OHL Championship last season and after bulking up and establishing a scoring touch in the AHL, Kosmachuk could find himself in a Winnipeg jersey in the not-too-distant future.
Aug 30 - 6:30 PM

Andrew Ladd says the Jets could use off-season projections as motivation this year.

Several pundits predict that Winnipeg will finish last again in a very deep Central Division. "I think as a group we can use it as motivation to tell each other that no one's really giving us a chance and there's nothing wrong with that," said Ladd. The Jets captain registered 23 goals and 54 points in 78 games last year.
Aug 28 - 9:44 AM

Bryan Little is getting ready for a "hard" training camp.

This will be the team's first camp under coach Paul Maurice, who took over last season in January. "I know camp is going to be hard. He said it was going to be hard," Little said. "I haven't seen everyone. I think and I hope everyone's ready to go. The guys I have seen are looking pretty good." He's been taking part in some informal workouts with some of his teammates. Little will be looking to build on the success he enjoyed in 2013-14 when he posted a career high 64 points in 82 games.
Aug 27 - 9:49 AM

Ondrej Pavelec has been busy preparing for the upcoming season.

Gary Lawless spoke to Pavelec's agent, Allan Walsh, who said that Pavelec is in the best shape of his career. "He's totally changed his body," Walsh said. The 2014-15 campaign is a big one for Pavalec, as he has to prove to the Jets that he can carry the load and be a starter for the organization after a few sub-par seasons.
Aug 26 - 9:28 AM

Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun thinks that Blake Wheeler will be paired with Mark Scheifele this season.

Wheeler spent most of his five-on-five time alongside Bryan Little last year, but he did play with Scheifele as well and the duo enjoyed some success. Playing alongside the Jets' leader scoring would certainly give Scheifele a boost in 2014-15.
Aug 25 - 9:46 AM

Josh Morrissey may have a shot to make Winnipeg's roster out of training camp.

The Jets won't rush him, but it's believed that he will make the decision to send him back to junior a tough one and he could end up sticking with the big club if he impresses. However, he may have his work cut out for him as he'll have to stand out over eight other blueliners who suited up for Winnipeg last season.
Aug 25 - 9:30 AM

Andrew Ladd caused a bit of a stir when he "accidentally" put a favorite on a Tweet that criticized the Jets' off-season.

The Tweet posted by @sliiiiip said, "I just found a video that sums up the #NHLJets offseason magnificently!" It had a link to a YouTube video wrestling's Bryan Alvarez yelling "minus five stars" for a full 10 minutes. Ladd explained that he didn't even know he'd favorited it until he was contacted by Winnipeg's communications staff and then he removed it. He also said he didn't even watch the video. It is reasonable to believe the Jets captain had a slip of the finger, but the incident came at a bad time because the team has come under fire from fans and media for their lack of roster moves.
Aug 20 - 9:58 AM

In an interview for, Alexander Burmistrov will almost certainly return to NHL.

He's already committed to playing in the KHL for the 2014-15 campaign, but he could return the season after. His NHL rights would still be owned by the Winnipeg Jets, but he could be moved to another team if a deal cannot be reached.
Aug 15 - 3:23 PM

Mark Stuart is looking forward to see what coach Paul Maurice has prepared for training camp.

"I'm excited and I'm sure he is to start the season with this team. We've had some time to put things in place and it's going to start in training camp," said Stuart, who signed a four-year, $10.5 million contract in the summer. "We're not starting mid-season where we've got a game in two days. We got a good grasp of that last season but it'll be nice to start training camp from Day 1 with all that and go from there." Maurice took over from Claude Noel during the 2013-14 campaign and he got an extension as well during the off-season. Stuart is also just three games away from reaching the 500-mark in his career.
Aug 15 - 10:04 AM

The Winnipeg Jets are expecting continued improvement from defenseman Jacob Trouba this season.

Trouba was a revelation for Winnipeg last season as he racked up 29 points in 65 contests (10 of which were goals) and developed into a go-to player for then-coach Claude Noel. With another year of development under his belt, he and fellow youngster Mark Scheifele will be counted on to be more than complementary pieces for a team struggling to make the postseason for the first time since leaving Atlanta.
Aug 9 - 6:27 PM

Julien Brouillette one-year, two way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

He suited up in 10 games with the Washington Capitals last season, where he notched a goal and an assist. Brouillette also registered 10 goals and 20 points in 51 AHL games with the Hershey Bears.
Aug 8 - 3:50 PM

Despite lengthy negotiations between the two sides, the Winnipeg Jets and Michal Frolik have not been able to see eye-to-eye in terms of a fair contract value.

What has likely caused the rift is the fact Frolik see himself as a top-six forward, which is the role he fills on the current Jets, but the team sees him as more of a depth piece on a good team. Winnipeg GM Tim Cheveldayoff remains optimistic about the possibility of reaching a long-term pact, saying "We've had many, many discussion's with Michael's agent (Allan Walsh) about a multi-year deal. We both felt it was best to agree to a one-year deal at this time and continue conversations as we move forward." Because the two sides appear far apart, it will be interesting to see if a long-term agreement can reached before Frolik gains UFA status next summer.
Aug 3 - 9:10 AM

T.J. Galiardi has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Galiardi will earn $750,000 if he spends the season in the NHL. He had four goals and 17 points in 62 games with Calgary in 2013-14.
Aug 1 - 6:58 PM

Matt Halischuk has inked a one-year, two-way contract with Winnipeg.

Halischuk's new deal comes with a $725,000 annual cap hit. He had five goals and 10 points in 46 games with the Jets in 2013-14.
Jul 30 - 2:23 PM

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