The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Bryan Little to a six-year contract extension worth $31.746 million that will kick in at the start of the 2018-19 season, the Jets announced Thursday morning. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $5.291 million and will likely keep Little in the Jets lineup for the remainder of
The Winnipeg Jets’ signing of veteran tough guy Matt Hendricks to a cheap, one-year deal should not have been big news. Hendricks is a late offseason veteran addition, the kind most teams make this time of year, and should not have inspired any vitriol in Jets fans. Yet his $700,000 contract earned plenty of scorn. Disagree
This article was originally written in June, 2014. In its history, the Winnipeg Jets version 1.0 had some up-and-down moments at the draft table in the first round. They did hit a home-run in selecting Dale Hawerchuk with the first overall pick back in 1981. The Jets also struck gold when Teemu Selanne was available
It is a rare occurrence when Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets have an active offseason. In 2012, it was viewed as a busy summer signing forwards Olli Jokinen and Alexei Ponikarovsky. This July, the Jets inked a pair of players that already have a secured spot on the opening night roster and hopefully this
Some players transition seamlessly from the CHL to the pros, but most do not. Brendan Lemieux is one of the ones who didn’t. He had a rough first pro season, full of ups and downs. Nobody expected him to score at the same pace he did in the OHL, but a rookie season bookended by
The Winnipeg Jets have never won a division title, and it’s been over ten years since the Atlanta Thrashers claimed one. With a playoff spot still on the to-do list for the Jets, projecting a division title would seem premature. For the Jets, however, 2017-18 represents their best opportunity yet to claim the Central crown.
It’s the oldest mantra in the profession: coaches are hired to be fired. In his long coaching career, Paul Maurice knows it well. Perhaps it’s an unfair saying, as coaches can’t do anything but work with the talent their GM assembles, but it has proven true many times. When a team struggles, the coach gets
When you have one of the deepest prospect pools in the NHL, it’s no easy task narrowing that pool down to the four best. That, however, is the Winnipeg Jets’ perfect problem. There are any number of talented prospects who could appear on this list. I’d venture to say you could leave the Jets’ best
Connor McDavid recently became the highest paid player in the NHL with his $12.5 million cap hit for eight years, and $100 million contract. McDavid’s extension gives Winnipeg Jets fans the chance to speculate on their own wonder kid, Patrik Laine and what sort of contract he will be signing in one year’s time when
The Winnipeg Jets have signed Russian defenseman Dmitri Kulikov to a 3-year, $4.33 million/year contract, as reported by Darren Dreger on Saturday. 3 years, $4.33 aav for Kulikov in Wpg. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2017 Will Kulikov Rebound Back in Winnipeg? After being picked in the first round and a good start of
Earlier this week, the longest-serving captain in the NHL and tied for the fifth longest-serving captain in NHL history, Shane Doan was informed by the Arizona Coyotes that he will not be offered a contract to return to the club next season. The change comes amidst the youth movement initiated by Coyotes’ general manager, John Chayka.
The Winnipeg Jets, in an ideal world, will not have to choose between Mathieu Perreault and Adam Lowry when the time comes to protect people ahead of the expansion draft. It’s a distasteful thought for Jets fans, losing either of their prized forwards in the upcoming event. If the Jets play their cards right, it
Toby Enstrom presents the Winnipeg Jets with a conundrum ahead of the expansion draft. On the one hand, Enstrom is not, for most Jets fans, priority number one to protect. The Jets are no doubt reluctant to go the 4×4 (four defensemen and four forwards) route, as this would expose somebody up front that they
We’ve reached the end, Vegas Golden Knights fans. The Winnipeg Jets are the final course in our 30-part seminar on players you should be familiar with ahead of this month’s expansion draft. Get invested in the local sporting club by reading up on the other 29 teams we’ve covered. Be sure to review those entries
The Windsor Spitfires, hosts and winners of the 2017 Memorial Cup, were not your typical hosts. The format the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) uses for the Memorial Cup includes the winner from the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), the winner from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and the winner from the Western Hockey League
“Why do you guys want to talk to me? I’m nothing special,” joked Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets after a late-March game in New Jersey. Quite modest for a kid who just turned 19-years-old after completing his first full NHL season with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets, who jumped from 6th to 2nd in