Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

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

Drew Stafford is on the verge of signing a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Stafford was acquired from Buffalo in the Evander Kane deal and played quite well with nine goals and 19 points in 26 games as a member of the Jets. Expect him to ink a deal before free agency frenzy starts at noon ET Wednesday.
Jun 30 - 3:16 PM

Keaton Ellerby will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.

He was not given a qualifying offer from the Jets, so he can test free agency. Ellerby suited up in just one game with Winnipeg in 2014-15 after he played in 51 contests the season before.
Jun 30 - 10:48 AM

Patrick Holland did not get a qualifying offer from Winnipeg.

He has already agreed to play in Finland for HPK next season after he played in the AHL and ECHL in 2014-15.
Jun 30 - 10:45 AM

Paul Postma received a qualifying offer from the Jets on Monday.

John Albert, Ivan Telegin and Julian Melchiori were also retained by Winnipeg. Postma is the most noteworthy of the group after he skated in 42 games with the Jets in 2014-15. He contributed six points, 16 penalty minutes and 40 shots.
Jun 30 - 10:37 AM

Jansen Harkins appeared to be a little frustrated that he had to wait until Day 2 of the draft to have his name called.

"(Friday) was tough," said Harkins of not being picked in the first round. "But I'm very happy with Winnipeg and hopefully I can prove them right with their pick." He went 47th overall to the Jets and was ranked 41st on Rotoworld's top 100. Harkins is a good offensive player who is more of a pass-first playmaker than a sniper. He has great vision and hockey sense, and he was a big reason why the Prince George Cougars got into the WHL playoffs this past season. The North Vancouver-native had an impressive 59 assists, which was 28 more than the next best player on his team, and his 79 points were 10 clear of anyone else on the Cougars. Harkins has had the rare pleasure of playing under his father, Todd, who is the General Manager in Prince George. He will need to work on his skating if he’s going to make an impact in the NHL.
Jun 29 - 10:02 AM

Andrew Ladd may be signed to a new long-term deal as early as this week, according to Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press.

He has one year remaining on his current deal that carries a cap hit of $4.4 million. Ladd registered career highs with 38 assists and 62 points in 81 games last season.
Jun 29 - 9:48 AM

The Winnipeg Jets drafted forward Jansen Harkins with the 47th pick of the 2015 NHL Draft.

Harkins scored 79 points in 70 games with Prince George in the WHL last season.
Jun 27 - 12:08 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have taken Jack Roslovic with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Roslovic is a fierce competitor with incredible playmaking skills and has been known to be a pass-first type player. He is an explosive skater and uses his speed to create plays and get the puck into high traffic areas. At 6’0," 185 pounds, the centerman needs to bulk up a bit, but will have time to mature as he’s committed to Miami University of Ohio for 2015-2016. In 25 games with the U.S. National Under-18 Team last season, Roslovic scored 11 goals and 38 points playing on a line with 2016 highly touted prospects, Austin Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk. His stock has skyrocketed this season as he was ranked 52nd among Central Scoutings midseason North American Skater rankings and ended up climbing to the point where Winnipeg felt confident taking him with a late first round pick. He is, as is the norm with picks at this point, a project, but could turn into a really solid contributor in the NHL in a few years.
Jun 26 - 9:52 PM


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