This is the third of an 8-part series evaluating how several of the Jets have performed against their recently signed contracts. In each article, I’ll look at the season or seasons that preceded the signing of their contract, who their comparables were at the time, and how they have performed since the new contract began.
The majority of the Winnipeg Jets players have arrived in town, the Winnipeg Sun’s Paul Friesen reported Thursday. According to Friesen, most have arrived in the last two to three days and nearly everyone should be in town by Friday.
Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! This week in 1972 (June 27), the WHA’s Winnipeg Jets made Bobby Hull the highest-paid athlete in North America signing the winger to a 10-year, $1.5-million contract.
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images The Jets have a chance at the first overall pick in the 2020 NHL draft. How did we get here, and what does it mean? The NHL held the first phase of its draft lottery on June 26, 2020, and in keeping with the “hold my beer” spirit of the year 2020, the unexpected happened.
The Nation Network’s series on the seven Canadian franchise’s all-time rosters of drafted players stops in Winnipeg today. While unrestricted free agency gets more focus each summer, the draft is much more important to an organization’s long-term success.
The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Arvid Holm to a three-year entry-level contract. Holm, 21, was drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2017 draft and just finished his first season with the SHL’s Farjestads.
Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! This week in 1981 (June 10), the Winnipeg Jets drafted Dale Hawerchuk first overall. The selection paid off in short order for the Jets as Hawerchuk scored 45 goals and 103 points in his rookie year.
The Manitoba Moose are officially in need of someone to wear the C. Defenseman Peter Stoykewych officially retired on June 9 at the age of 27, citing double-digit concussions and concerns about his future wellbeing.
Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images Mark Letestu is the Winnipeg Jets Masterton Award nominee. Letestu has only played in seven games this year and the last game he played in was on October 13 when he was felled by a heart virus.
Nothing is etched in ice, but if the NHL has its way, the 2020 Playoffs will be sometime this summer. Should the league pull it off, the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames will clash in one of the eight best-of-five series in the qualifying round.
Byfuglien will not receive any of the $14M he was owed for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, while Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic notes that he will not be allowed to sign with a team should this season resume.