Jets Rumors & News

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Gretzky, Selanne to headline Heritage Classic alumni game

    Sportsnet "Wayne Gretzky and Teemu Selanne will headline the alumni game between former Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets players at the Heritage Classic in October. The NHL announced the rosters Friday, along with the jerseys the current teams will wear in their regular season game in the outdoor event..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Jets Agree to Terms with Brandon Tanev

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Brandon Tanev on a one-year, two-way contract worth an AAV of $874,125 in the NHL. Tanev, 24, signed with the Jets as a free agent on March 30, 2016, after completing his senior year at Providence College...." July 23

  • Jets' Scheifele would take Weber over Subban

    The Score "Not everyone feels the Nashville Predators won the Subban-Weber trade. Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele joined Sportsnet 590 on Wednesday where he admitted if he was playing the role of general manager he would take Shea Weber over P.K. Subban. "Personally, I would take Shea Weber on my..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Jets' Wheeler: Role on team won't change if named captain

    Winnipeg Free Press "When Blake Wheeler and his Winnipeg Jets teammates departed the MTS Centre in April, it was with glum faces and just 78 points in the Central Division basement. "There’s definitely a lot of disappointment with the way it went," Wheeler said during an end-of-season session with reporters. The..." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine: ‘I’m afraid of pucks’

    Sportsnet "Patrik Laine Age: 18 | Height: 6-4 | Weight: 201 lb. Hardware: 2016 World Championships MVP; 2016 SM Liiga champion and playoff MVP Why did you cut your hair? It’s a tradition after the last game of the season. I grow it during the season and cut it after the last game. It must be..." July 15

  • Jets ink Armia, Lowry to 2-year contracts

    Arctic Ice Hockey "GM Kevin Cheveldayoff's summer of tying up loose ends continues, as the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with restricted free agents Joel Armia and Adam Lowry. Both players, who were RFAs after having completed their entry-level contracts, signed two-year deals of the one-way variety. Lowry ends..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Jets sign Scheifele to eight-year, $49M deal

    TSN "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent Mark Scheifele. TSN Senior Correspondent Gary Lawless reports the deal is for eight years and worth $49 million. The contract carries an average annual value of $6.125 million per season." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Jets extend Mathieu Perreault

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets have announced they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with forward Mathieu Perreault worth an average annual value of $4.125 million starting in the 2017-18 season. Perreault, 28, is entering his third season with the Jets after signing a three-year deal..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Patrik Laine Signs ELC

    The Hockey Writers "The Winnipeg Jets have signed the second overall pick at the 2016 NHL Draft, Patrik Laine, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Sunday. The deal was expected to come through sooner rather than later, as Laine, though he’s not participating in development camp due to injury,..." July 03

  • Jets agree to terms with Melchiori & Phillips

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Julian Melchiori on a two-year, two-way contract worth an AAV of $625,000 in the NHL. Winnipeg has also signed goaltender Jamie Phillips to a two-year entry-level NHL contract worth an AAV of $675,000 in the..." July 02

  • Jets sign centre Shawn Matthias to two-year deal worth $4.3 million

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets dipped their toes in the NHL’s free-agency waters this afternoon. After an hour of a frenzy that saw teams spend more than $335 million in the first 60 minutes, the Jets agreed to terms with centre Shawn Matthias on a two-year deal about 90 minutes after market opening. TSN..." July 01

  • Bruins may be getting cold feet on Jacob Trouba offer sheet

    CSN New England "The Bruins are still mulling the idea of a massive offer sheet for Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba, but they’re having second, and third thoughts about the bold move according to a league source. While a seven year, $49 million offer sheet could net them the..." June 30

  • Bruins preparing offer sheet for Jets D-man Jacob Trouba

    CSN New England "According to a hockey source, Don Sweeney and the Boston Bruins “are preparing an offer sheet” this week for Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba as an aggressive option to land a No. 1 defenseman after trades didn’t pan out at last weekend’s NHL Draft. The Bruins have watched Trouba closely..." June 29

  • Patrik Laine won’t participate in Jets’ development camp

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward prospect Patrik Laine won’t participate in any on-ice activities for the team’s development camp in early July. The second overall pick at last week’s NHL Draft had minor surgery on his knee after the NHL Combine and has not been cleared to play. The Jets announced the..." June 29

  • Jets throw net over RFAs with qualifying offers

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets announced Monday they have sent qualifying offers to eight of nine players eligible to receive them. Those nine have contracts that expire this week, making them restricted free agents. Joel Armia, Brenden Kichton, J.C. Lipon, Adam Lowry, Julian Melchiori, Mark Scheifele,..." June 28

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues,..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Blue Jackets have spoken to Maple Leafs, Jets about moving up in draft

    The Score "hird pick is nice, but first or second would be better. The Columbus Blue Jackets have spoken to the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets about potentially trading up in the draft, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch. Portzline reports the asking price for the No. 1..." June 23

  • The trouble with Trouba trade talk

    Winnipeg Free Press "NHL teams not on their toes this week are at serious risk of some blunder that could be a grave setback. Wednesday’s expansion announcement and the accompanying rules that will stock the new Las Vegas team next June precedes Friday’s and Saturday’s annual entry draft at the First Niagara..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Jets Prospect Was Arrested After Fighting A Cop At Disney World For The Dumbest Reason

    Uproxx "Ottawa Senators prospect Darren Kramer didn’t have such a magical time at Disney World this week, considering he was tazed and arrested after fighting a police officer over quite possibly the stupidest reason ever. Kramer, a 24-year-old forward for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was involved in the..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • Jets agree to terms with Michael Hutchinson

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with restricted free agent goaltender Michael Hutchinson on a new two-year contract worth an AAV of $1.150 million per season. Hutchinson, 26, appeared in 30 games this past season with the Jets, recording a 9-15-3 record with a 2.84..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ron MacLean in, Strombo out as Hockey Night in Canada host

    Yahoo! Sports "According to Dave Feschuk of The Star, George Stroumboulopoulos is out as host of Hockey Night in Canada. He will be replaced by the man he unseated just two seasons ago - Ron MacLean. When Rogers acquired the rights to the NHL for $5.2-billion they decided to shakeup the prolific Hockey..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Trading Trouba? No way, says Cheveldayoff

    Winnipeg Sun "He's not actively trying to trade Jacob Trouba, he's finalized his draft list and he wouldn't mind signing a left-shooting defenceman as a free agent. Those were three areas Kevin Cheveldayoff touched on, Tuesday, as the Winnipeg Jets GM made himself available to talk about next week's NHL..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Dreger: ‘Trouba absolutely willing to sign and stay in Winnipeg’

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger was on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290 on Wednesday afternoon. On Matt Duchene and Jacob Trouba being at the heart of trade rumors this week, and what he knows about that rumor: “Well, it’s a rumor. I believe that it was put out and developed by members of the media. Not to say that it’s..." June 09