Player News - Jets

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Playing at a charity event in his native Finland, Patrik Laine clocked back-to-back slapshots in the hardest shot competition at 103 mph.

Just for reference, Alex Ovechkin and Shea Weber won the hardest shot competition the last two years during the NHL All-Star festivities with shots of 102.8 and 101.3 mph. Laine more than doubled his powerplay goal total from his rookie season, going from nine to 20 and it wouldn't be surprising to see make that the norm in future seasons. The 20-year-old Finn is the next great NHL goal-scorer.
Aug 17 - 2:03 PM

Patrik Laine says he's not in a hurry to sign a contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets.

Laine has one year remaining on his entry-level contract, so the Jets are going to have to take care of business at some point in the near future. "It's not something we need to hurry because I still have a contract," Laine said. "But obviously that's something I want to do at some point and they want to do. But there's no rush. I really don't care. There's no rush, really. I can do it next summer or this summer. I don't mind." The 20-year-old had 44 goals and 26 assists in 82 games last season. Whenever he signs his new deal, it'll be for a significant amount of money.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 16 - 2:21 PM

Josh Morrissey is waiting for a new contract, as a restricted free agent.

It will be interesting to see if Morrissey lands a long-term contract or if he opts for a bridge deal to prove that he is worthy of a larger pay day down the road. The 23-year-old blueliner had a superb year in 2017-18, while contributing 26 points, 139 hits and 168 blocks in 81 appearances.
Aug 5 - 2:41 PM

Jack Roslovic is not taking anything for granted going into training camp.

Roslovic is viewed as a popular candidate to possibly center the second line this campaign. "I'm not really looking at any lineups. I'm just excited to get back to Winnipeg and try to make the team. Wherever I fit, I fit," Roslovic said. "I still haven't made the team. I haven’t even got to training camp yet. That's definitely my main focus." Last year's playoff success has made him hungry for more, but first he wants to be a full-time NHLer. If Roslovic does to get to play alongside Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers then he would get a significant fantasy boost.
Aug 5 - 8:50 AM

Mark Scheifele is confident Winnipeg can build off their playoff run to the Western Conference Final.

"I think we're in a really good spot," Scheifele said. "We have a lot of really great young players, a lot of players that had great years [last] year and coming-out parties, and I think the biggest thing for our team is that we're fortunate that we have players that want to get better and want to be more than what they are." He was superb in the postseason, with 14 goals and 20 points in 17 contests, after he produced 60 points in 60 appearances during the regular season.
Aug 2 - 5:35 PM

Nic Petan has signed his qualifying offer from the Winnipeg Jets, so it's a one-year, two-way contract.

Petan's agent, Joe Oliver, has confirmed the transaction and Winnipeg has announced the move. He can earn $874,125 if he plays in the NHL this season. Petan would have to clear waivers before he can be sent down to the minors. Combined with the off-season trade of Joel Armia, it seems like Petan will be on Winnipeg's roster going into 2018-19.
Aug 1 - 8:16 AM

Nic Petan's agent, Joe Oliver, has denied a report that his client has signed to a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Oliver said that talks are ongoing and it appears as though an agreement is close, but nothing has been finalized yet. Petan produced 52 points in 52 games with Manitoba of the AHL last season.
Jul 31 - 5:14 PM

Dylan Samberg will be back at the University of Minnesota-Duluth this season.

"He's going to be given even more of a role there (at Minnesota Duluth) in all aspects of the game," Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said. "He's the type of guy that can really excel in today's game because he can get back to a puck, he's big, he's got a good stick, he can move a puck. He's the type of guy that there's a lot of excitement about." Samberg notched 13 points and 43 penalty minutes in 42 games during his freshman campaign. He wants to work on getting stronger and quicker to help him get to the NHL level.
Jul 28 - 2:36 PM

Jacob Trouba and the Jets have signed the $5.5 million contract he was awarded through arbitration.

The new deal has been submitted to the NHL. Trouba will be a restricted free agent again after the 2018-19 season. He accounted for 24 points in 55 games last season.
Jul 25 - 10:44 AM

Marko Dano has agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Dano and the Jets won't need to meet for arbitration hearing now, which was scheduled for July 30. The 23-year-old posted two goals and three points in 23 games with Winnipeg last season.
Jul 24 - 5:14 PM

Tucker Poolman has inked a three-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Poolman's new deal has an annual average value of $775,000. He is slated to earn $650,000 next season, $825,000 in 2019-20 and $850,000 in 2020-21. Poolman split time between the Jets and Manitoba of the AHL last year. He notched one goal and one assist in 24 NHL appearances.
Jul 24 - 4:05 PM

Brandon Tanev has signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Tanev would have otherwise had an arbitration hearing on Wednesday. He had eight goals and 18 points in 61 contests in 2017-18.
Jul 22 - 9:45 PM

Jacob Trouba has been awarded a $5.5 million contract for 2018-19 by the neutral arbitrator.

Trouba requested a salary of $7 million while the Jets countered at $4 million, so the arbitrator settled on the middle ground. The Jets have a 48-hour window to accept the contract. Walking away from it would make Trouba an unrestricted free agent, so Winnipeg is naturally expected to accept the decision.
Jul 22 - 3:02 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have renewed their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Jacksonville Icemen.

The Icemen completed their first season in 2017-18 with a 26-39-4-3. The new agreement covers the 2018-19 campaign. "We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Jacksonville Icemen. The organization made huge strides on, and off, the ice in its inaugural season," said Jets assistant GM Craig Heisinger. "We look forward to our prospects furthering their development with head coach Jason Christie and his staff."
Jul 21 - 2:38 PM

Jacob Trouba and the Winnipeg Jets had their arbitration hearing Friday afternoon.

The arbitrator will rule on the matter within the next 48 hours. Trouba requested a salary of $7 million while the Jets countered at $4 million. Until the arbitrator has ruled, it's still possible for the Jets and Trouba to agree to a contract on their own.
Jul 20 - 3:59 PM


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