Player News - Jets

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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 Prosports.ru, 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.
Source: nhl.com
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

Michael Frolik plans to restart contract negotiations with the Winnipeg Jets in January.

The two sides agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract for the 2014-15 to avoid an arbitration hearing. However, Frolik is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Despite the assurances that the two sides will try to make something work during the season, it's not a great sign that they couldn't agree to a longer-term deal this summer.
Jul 29 - 5:10 PM

Michael Frolik has agreed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Frolik and the Jets have managed to avoid an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Thursday. However, the face that the Jets weren't able to lock him up to a long-term contract is a little troubling for them as he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He had 15 goals and 42 points in 81 games last season.
Jul 29 - 9:14 AM

Keaton Ellerby has inked a one-year, two-way contract with Winnipeg.

Ellerby will come with a $700,000 annual cap hit if the plays in the NHL. He had two goals and six points in 51 games in 2013-14.
Jul 24 - 6:58 PM

Ben Chiarot has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Winnipeg.

Chiarot had 20 points and 96 penalty minutes in 65 AHL games in 2013-14. He's not likely to make the team's opening game roster.
Jul 24 - 12:15 PM

Patrice Cormier has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Winnipeg.

If Cormier spends the entire 2014-15 campaign with Winnipeg, then he'll earn $625,000. He had three assists and seven penalty minutes in nine games with the Jets last season.
Jul 21 - 12:14 PM

John Albert has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Winnipeg.

Albert can earn $585,000 at the NHL level in 2014-15. He had 28 goals and 45 points in 63 AHL games last season. He also played in nine contests with the Jets and found the back of the net once.
Jul 21 - 12:12 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent Eric O'Dell to a one-year contract worth $650,000.

O’Dell played in 30 games for the Jets last season and produced three goals and four assists. The Jets also announced they’ve re-signed two other restricted free agents to separate one-year deals -- Patrice Cormier ($625,000), and John Albert ($585,000) Cormier and Albert each played in nine games. Cormier notched three assists and Albert scored one goal.
Jul 19 - 10:32 PM


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