Jets Rumors & News

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Report: Jets offer camp PTO to Raffl, older brother of Flyers’ Michael

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s probably a joke opportunity about Winnipeg trying to win the Raffl, but we’re not going to go there. Instead, we’ll simply pass along word that, per Austrian news outlet Kurier, Thomas Raffl — the older brother of Flyers forward Michael Raffl — has received an offer to attend Jets..." September 02

  • Report: Jets bringing journeyman G Leggio to camp on PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "David Leggio, who’s spent time with the Sabres, Capitals, Islanders and Coyotes organizations, has reportedly accepted a professional tryout with the Winnipeg Jets, per Buffalo Hockey Beat. It wasn’t long ago that Leggio, now 31, was a quality AHL netminder. He went 38-24-1 with Rochester..." August 31

  • Jets captain not worried about contract talks

    Winnipeg Free Press "Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd didn’t report any progress on talks for a new contract this morning, but he chose the optimistic side for his view on the situation heading into the final year of the five-year contract he signed when he first came to Winnipeg. Ladd arrived this morning at..." August 28

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Prospect Ehlers mulling Swiss league if he doesn't make Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nikolaj Ehlers will be one to watch at Winnipeg’s training camp this fall. Ehlers, the Jets’ first-round pick (ninth overall) at the 2014 draft, is reportedly open to playing in the Swiss league should he not make the Jets roster out of the preseason, per news agency Sportinformation. More..." August 21

  • Healthy Ladd says Jets can't be satisfied with playoffs

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd's recovery from offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia is going so well that he's been back on the ice for two weeks. "I feel good," Ladd told the Winnipeg Free Press from his summer home in British Columbia on Tuesday. "I've skated the last couple of..." August 19

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Jets' Wheeler: Ads 'would tarnish' sacred NHL jerseys

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler isn't thrilled with the prospect of donning a jersey featuring the NHL's corporate sponsors. The NHL reportedly struck a uniform deal with Adidas on Monday, giving the company exclusive rights to produce the jerseys worn by all 30 NHL clubs." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Report: Ilya Nikulin Looking for NHL Work

    Today's Slapshot "Ilya Nikulin was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the second round, 31st overall, at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He stands at 6 foot 3 and 213 lbs, and he’s got a strong sense of defensive responsibility. When he was selected by the Thrashers, he was considered one of the top five European..." August 08

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • ‘Nothing more than preliminary discussions’ between Jets, Byfuglien

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s the latest from the Free Press on talks between Winnipeg and d-man Dustin Byfuglien, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent next July: Byfuglien, like [Andrew] Ladd, is also a pending UFA at the send of next season. According to the player’s agent, nothing more than preliminary..." July 21

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #jets sign Julian Melchiori. 1 year / $600 000 (2 way)

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Jets re-sign Maurice’s coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "After making the playoffs for the first time since their move from Atlanta, the Jets have re-upped with all of Paul Maurice’s coaching staff. Assistants Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent have inked new contracts, along with goalie coach Wade Flaherty. All signed three-year extensions. In..." July 03

  • Jets sign Brendan Lemieux to three-year contract

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have locked up another horse in their stable of prospects, agreeing to terms on a deal with winger Brendan Lemieux. The club announced Friday it has signed Lemieux to a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with an average annual value of $1.125 million. The 19-year-old..." July 03

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets also bring back F Patrcie Cormier on a one-year, two-way deal that carries an AAV of $650,000 in NHL

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    gary lawless @garylawless

    Matt Fraser deal with #nhljets is a two-way deal: One year with $650 in NHL and $325 in AHL #bn

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY on verge of getting Michael Frolik signed on a long term deal.

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Adam Pardy re signs 1 yr deal $1M Winnipeg Jets #TSN

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    I expect the #Leafs to be in on Frolik and Beleskey. #signingseason

  • Jets agree to terms with Alexander Burmistrov

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov. Burmistrov, 23, has spent the past two seasons in the KHL with Kazan Ak-Bars after playing the prior three seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets organization where he..." July 01

  • Drew Stafford signs 2-year, $8.7 million contract with Jets

    CBS Sports "An already thin group of free agent forwards became even thinner on Tuesday afternoon when the Winnipeg Jets agreed to a new deal with Drew Stafford, signing him to a two-year contract that will pay him $8.7 million. That comes out to an average salary cap hit of $4.35 million per..." July 01

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Direct from the agency. RT @SCGscott: Drew Stafford closing in on a deal to remain a Winnipeg Jet.

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Jets select LW Kyle Connor and F Jack Roslovic in first round of NHL Draft

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets had another highly-rated player fall into their lap, then used their second first-round pick on a guy that also features plenty of offensive upside. After several off-the-board selections took place earlier in the first round, the Jets used the 17th overall selection to pick..." June 27

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets, Jets all interested in Coyotes' No. 3 pick

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes' No. 3 overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft has landed them on speed dial lists. Rumors have been swirling about what the team will do with their pick and trade talks continue to heat up as the draft approaches, with the Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets..." June 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Pending UFA Michael Frolik hasn't been able to reach an agreement with WPG so he's in FLA today to meet with other interested clubs.

  • Young talent puts pressure on Pavs

    Winnipeg Free Press "Not too long ago, Ondrej Pavelec packed up his goaltender pads for the summer following a season that ended with him earning fist-bumps and backslaps for his resiliency and perseverance. Not only did the 27-year-old set career highs for goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts —..." June 24

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Burmistrov's future big storyline for Jets at draft

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets have a couple of first-round picks in this Friday’s NHL Draft, but it’s the future of a first rounder from five years ago – Alex Burmistrov -- that could make headlines in Florida this weekend. Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, as expected, is to continue conversations with..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    Michael Frolik is not a slam dunk to hit the market on July 1. Talks ongoing between WPG and his agent. #TSN

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and Alex Burmistrov's agent, Mike Liut plan on meeting this week to discuss contract and potential return to NHL.

  • Jets GM Cheveldayoff to meet with Alex Burmistrov's agent regarding potential contract

    The Score "Alex Burmistrov's return to the NHL is taking the next step. Burmistrov's agent Mike Liut and Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff plan to meet this week to discuss a potential contract, according to TSN's Darren Dreger." June 22

  • Jets sign Chiarot to two-year, $1.7M extension

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets must have like what they saw in Ben Chiarot, re-signing the physical defenceman to a two-year, one-way deal Tuesday worth an annual average value of $850,000. Chiarot, who was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1, played 40 games with the Jets this season, scoring..." June 18