Jets Rumors & News

  • Pavelec, Jets stymie Blues

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It looks like this up-and-coming Ondrej Pavelec kid is the answer to the Winnipeg Jets goaltending problems as the team's new (and old) starter stopped 34 shots on Saturday afternoon to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-3 for his second consecutive win. While not quite putting..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine skates for first time since concussion

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine skated for the first time since suffering a concussion, according to head coach Paul Maurice. While this is good news for the Jets, there is still no timetable for his return." January 18

  • Pavelec, Jets trip up Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ondrej Pavelec returned from AHL purgatory to help the Winnipeg Jets halt a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night at the MTS Centre. The 29-year-old Czech stopped 30 shots -- more than one of the spectacular variety -- to..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Jets recall Ondrej Pavelec

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec as they continue to search for an answer in the crease. Winnipeg lost their fourth straight game on Monday night, 5-2 to the San Jose Sharks." January 17

  • Patrik Laine named Finland’s 2016 hockey player of the year

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets rookie sensation Patrik Laine has been named Finland’s 2016 hockey player of the year. In 2016, Laine scored the most goals at the World Junior Championship en route to a gold medal, won a silver medal at the Ice Hockey World Championships, won the Liiga championship with Tappara..." January 17

  • Jones, Sharks jolt Jets to end two-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Martin Jones made 26 saves for his 22nd victory of the season, and the San Jose Sharks rolled to a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets at SAP Center on Monday afternoon. Joel Ward, rookie Timo Meier, Brent Burns, Chris Tierney and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks..." January 16

  • Kings slip past Jets on Carter's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- If not for the Los Angeles Kings' uncanny overtime success, who knows where their season would be. For the ninth time in 10 games, the Kings took advantage of 3-on-3 play to gain an extra point in the standings. Jeff Carter scored the game-winning overtime goal, and Anze..." January 15

  • Jets head coach Paul Maurice ‘not in trouble’ in Winnipeg

    Sportsnet "It appears as though Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice is not at risk of losing his job after a disappointing first half to the season, as per Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman on the Saturday Headlines segment. “There’s been a lot of talk [about] Maurice with the heavy week they’ve had,”..." January 15

  • Perlini scores twice as Coyotes defeat Jets

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes coach Dave Tippett was joking Thursday about the scoring streak that rookie left winger Brendan Perlini was on after Perlini netted a hat trick in a one-game re-assignment to Tucson of the American Hockey League during Arizona's bye week. "He just wandered down,..." January 14

  • Jets place Patrik Laine on IR

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets placed rookie forward Patrik Laine on injured reserve on Friday, retro-active to Jan.7. In a corresponding move they called up defenceman Julian Melchiori from their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. Laine suffered a concussion after a massive hit from Buffalo Sabres..." January 13

  • Canadiens get off to fast start in win over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Thousands of ecstatic hockey fans left the MTS Centre singing "Ole, ole, ole" on Wednesday night after the Winnipeg Jets got clobbered 7-4 by the visiting Montreal Canadiens. You read that right. Fans of the Montreal Canadiens are a special breed -- they are..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Hellebuyck makes 28 saves as Jets blank Flames

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In an ironic twist, the Winnipeg Jets paid homage to their high-flying past with perhaps their best defensive effort of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at MTS Centre on Monday night. Wearing their retro Heritage Classic jerseys, which were unveiled..." January 09

  • Patrik Laine of Jets has concussion

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets rookie forward Patrik Laine has a concussion and there is no for his return, coach Paul Maurice said Sunday. "It's a hard hit and when you get a collision like that there aren't the markers of a dirty hit," Maurice said. "The elbows aren't up and they're not off their feet. They..." January 08

  • Patrik Laine injured, leaves game after massive open ice hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "This is not what the Winnipeg Jets want to see. Midway through the third period of their game against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon, rookie sensation Patrik Laine had to leave the game after he was shaken up by a massive open ice hit from defenseman Jake McCabe. It happened just..." January 07

  • Sabres rally past Jets, 4-3

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres finally got the big finish -- and victory -- that they've been searching for. Buffalo scored three unanswered goals in the third period on its way to a 4-3 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. It was a critical victory for the Sabres (15-15-9),..." January 07

  • Sabres rally past Jets in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres finally got the big finish -- and victory -- that they've been searching for. Buffalo scored three unanswered goals in the third period on its way to a 4-3 comeback win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. It was a critical victory for the Sabres (15-15-9),..." January 07

  • Laine scores in Jets' victory over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Connor Hellebuyck, a 23-year-old goalie from Commerce, Michigan, grew up watching Roberto Luongo. On Wednesday, he denied the 37-year-old Luongo a milestone, at least for now. Hellebuyck made 31 saves as his Winnipeg Jets defeated Luongo's Florida Panthers 4-1 at the..." January 04

  • Ehlers ignites offense as Jets jolt Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The spark came from Nikolaj Ehlers right after the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the score in the second period, and his converted penalty shot set up three straight goals as the Winnipeg Jets pulled out a 6-4 win on Tuesday night at Amalie Arena. "Nikky's penalty shot really got..." January 03

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Arizona Coyotes Claim Burmistrov Off Waivers

    My Toba "The Arizona Coyotes have claimed former Winnipeg Jet Alexander Burmistrov off waivers. As MyToba’s Scott Taylor wrote yesterday, “There was a time when the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets had so much hope for Alexan" January 02

  • Jets place forward Burmistrov on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have placed forward Alexander Burmistrov on waivers. The 25-year-old has no goals and two assists in 23 games for the Jets this season. Originally the eighth overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, Burmistrov spent three years in the NHL before playing for..." January 01

  • Islanders dominate Jets in 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It was New Year's Eve at the MTS Centre on Saturday night, but you could be excused if you thought the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders were ringing in 1982. Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier and Billy Smith were nowhere to be found, but the 6-2 beatdown the New..." December 31

  • Jets' Dano out up to 8 weeks with lower-body injury

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets confirmed Saturday that forward Marko Dano will be lost for up to eight weeks with a lower-body injury. The 22-year-old Slovak fell awkwardly into the boards during Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the MTS Centre. He was placed on injured reserve. In 21..." December 31

  • Jackets top Jets for 14th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- Hockey's hottest team is skating closer to history while showing no signs of slowing down. The Columbus Blue Jackets won their 14th straight game Thursday night, downing the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 at the MTS Centre. Columbus, which is an NHL-best 25-5-4, hasn't tasted defeat since a..." December 30

  • Hellebuyck, Jets continue mastery of Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As far as the Winnipeg Jets are concerned, they're not intimidated by the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks. Behind 34 saves from Connor Hellebuyck and first-period goals from Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg defeated Chicago for the third time this season,..." December 28

  • Jets get rare road win in Vancouver

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Nikolaj Ehlers supplied the spark the Winnipeg Jets needed. Ehlers scored twice in the third period, and assisted on the game-tying goal in the second, as the Jets defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Thursday night. The Jets, who lost 4-1 to the Canucks in..." December 23

  • Hansen scores twice to help Canucks ground Jets

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Jannik Hansen is starting to get back in the groove. Hansen scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks erased an early 1-0 deficit with four unanswered goals in a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Hansen, who returned to the lineup Dec. 11 after..." December 21

  • Alexander Burmistrov is one frustrated healthy scratch

    Pro Hockey Talk "A healthy scratch the past five games for the Winnipeg Jets, Alexander Burmistrov just wants an explanation from his coach, Paul Maurice. “It’s tough, tough for me because I do not know why I’m not playing, you know,” said Burmistrov, per the Winnipeg Free Press. “I never have a conversation..." December 20

  • Are the Jets a playoff team? Patrik Laine seems to think so

    Pro Hockey Talk "A week ago, Patrik Laine sat on the bench, dejected. He had just scored into his own net by accident, a costly mistake that was a defining moment in a team loss versus Edmonton. Even Wayne Gretzky weighed in on what happened to the talented rookie forward. On Sunday, however, Laine was back..." December 19

  • Ehlers breaks in Jets' win vs. Avs

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Patrik Laine knew Nikolaj Ehlers was about to break out of his slump, but it wasn't from anything the young Dane had been doing on the ice. The rookie Laine shrugged when asked about his linemate scoring a pair of goals -- his sixth and seventh of the season -- to lead..." December 18

  • Jets edge Panthers in shootout to snap skid

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- They both entered the game as fragile as Faberge eggs and looking for any signs of life to turn their struggling seasons around. It would appear the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers got what they wanted, at least in part, on Thursday night at the MTS Centre. Winnipeg..." December 16

  • Oilers sweep season series with Jets

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers gave themselves a little breathing room in the Western Conference playoff race Sunday by posting a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. With a little help from the Jets. With the score tied 2-2 midway through the third period, Winnipeg rookie..." December 12

  • Hamilton scores twice as Flames win sixth straight

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Dougie Hamilton was the subject of trade talk just one month ago but if he was truly available then he's certainly not now. The Calgary Flames defenseman scored twice and added an assist Saturday during a four-goal second period as the Calgary Flames dumped the Winnipeg..." December 11

  • Jets re-assign Kyle Connor to Moose

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with its AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, announced today they have re-assigned forward Kyle Connor to the Moose. Connor, 20, has recorded four points (1G, 3A) in 19 games with the Jets this season. The native of Shelby Township, Mich., is in his..." December 09

  • Hayes' goal with 1:09 left lifts Rangers over Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- With a relentless pursuit of the puck all game long, the New York Rangers were rewarded with a last-minute ricochet that produced the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. With many in the crowd at the MTS Centre likely expecting..." December 08

  • Zetterberg lifts Wings over Jets in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Detroit Red Wings lulled the Winnipeg Jets into a false sense of security before turning up the heat and pulling off a 4-3 shootout victory Tuesday night at the MTS Centre. The visitors found their legs after spotting the home side a 3-1 lead in the first period...." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Jets sign first round pick Logan Stanley to entry-level contract

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed Logan Stanley, their second of two first round picks from the 2016 draft, to a three-year NHL entry-level contract. The Jets took the 6-foot-7 defenceman with the 18th overall pick after making a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers to move up four spots in order to..." December 06

  • Copp's late goal lifts Jets over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck waited a few minutes to remove his gear and discuss his team's harrowing win. The sweat-covered netminder had to catch his breath first. "It was probably the most tired I've ever been playing hockey," Hellebuyck said with a smile...." December 04

  • Little lifts Jets past Blues in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Winnipeg's Patrik Laine has made quite a first impression through the first 27 games of his NHL career. The rookie right winger for the Jets announced his presence with authority against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Laine scored a goal and assisted on center Bryan..." December 03

  • Laine's resounding early impact blowing teammates away

    ESPN "Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler had heard all the stories and scouting reports last offseason about his team's new phenom from Finland, who could shoot a puck from everywhere and score at will. Watching it firsthand, well, that's a whole other thing. "It's pretty incredible," Wheeler..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Oilers' power play too much for Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The 1980s broke out at the MTS Centre on Thursday night and just like they did during their glory days, the Edmonton Oilers broke the hearts of the Winnipeg Jets, this time with a convincing 6-3 victory. NHL scoring leader Connor McDavid led the way with the new..." December 01