Jets Rumors & News

  • Leafs could have the pieces to deal for Trouba

    Toronto Star "Before discussing Jacob Trouba’s future, it is worth noting three prominent NHLers demanded trades last season — Patrick Marleau, Travis Hamonic and Jonathan Drouin — and none were dealt. So asking for or demanding a trade in today’s NHL means zilch. Trouba is saying this isn’t about playing..." September 27

  • Jets' Jacob Trouba unlikely to get quick resolution to trade request

    USA Today "That a restricted free agent must be signed by Dec. 1 to be eligible to play in the corresponding season is the best hope of a resolution in the Jacob Trouba vs. Winnipeg Jets dispute. The defenseman's May trade request became public Friday. It is a wish that will be difficult to facilitate..." September 27

  • Three signals that the Edmonton Oilers don't appear to be major players for Jacob Trouba

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton is mentioned in some reports as in the running for Winnipeg Jets holdout Jacob Trouba, but I figure it’s a long shot that Trouba ends up as an Oiler for three reasons: TSN’s Bob McKenzie doesn’t think the Oilers are super keen here. Asked on TSN radio if the Oilers might have the..." September 27

  • Agent adamant Trouba wants trade

    Winnipeg Free Press "Jacob Trouba’s agent says nothing has changed since he and his client went public Saturday evening demanding a trade out of Winnipeg. "I don’t anticipate anything changing. This is the process," said Kurt Overhardt of KO Sports. The narrative at Winnipeg Jets training camp since the news..." September 27

  • Jets seek left-handed D in exchange for Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "And now for the when, where and how much the Winnipeg Jets will get in return. With restricted free agent Jacob Trouba making his trade request public on Saturday night, it's time to look into the crystal ball and see where the 22-year-old defenceman is going to end up and how much he could..." September 26

  • Pavelec ready for latest push in Jets crease

    Winnipeg Sun "Ondrej Pavelec isn't oblivious to his situation, nor is he going to put any unnecessary stress on himself thinking about his uncertain future. The longtime starting goalie of the Winnipeg Jets knows full well that he's heading into the final year of his contract and there are at least two..." September 25

  • Perreault blasts Trouba: 'How much more does he want?'

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Jacob Trouba trade demand is not sitting well with at least one of his teammates. Mathieu Perreault sounded off on Sunday morning following his on-ice session at Winnipeg Jets training camp. He questioned the logic of going public with the request for a trade, as Trouba and his agent did on..." September 25

  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Pro Hockey Talk "Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a..." September 25

  • Jacob Trouba’s agent says client has requested a trade

    Sportsnet "It appears Jacob Trouba‘s time with the Winnipeg Jets will soon come to an end. The 22-year-old defenceman, who was picked ninth overall in the 2012 NHL Draft, has requested a trade from the Jets and will not attend training camp. He is currently a restricted free agent." September 24

  • Trouba invited to Jets camp despite lack of contract

    Winnipeg Sun "The lack of a contract hasn’t stopped the Winnipeg Jets from inviting defenceman Jabob Trouba to their traIning camp. A restricted free agent currently playing with Team North America at the World Cup in Toronto, Trouba is one of 60 players invited to the Jets' camp, which opens Friday morning..." September 23

  • John Tortorella’s controversial benching haunts Team USA

    New York Post "The decision to scratch Team USA’s Dustin Byfuglien for Saturday’s World Cup of Hockey opener against Team Europe was controversial in and of itself. But coach John Tortorella’s call to sit the highest-scoring American defenseman in the NHL (19-34-53) became even more of a flashpoint when Team..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Trouba situation still unsettled

    Winnipeg Sun "With the official start of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey a week away and NHL training camps just around the corner, Jacob Trouba remains a restricted free agent without a contract. The Winnipeg Jets and Trouba’s camp have done a nice job of keeping the state of negotiations private, but the fact..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Dreger: I’m told rumor Trouba doesn’t like Winnipeg is ‘nonsense’

    Today's Slapshot "Restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is still without a contract, and Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff has been steadfast in his refusal to feed any information to the media on that front. TSN Insider Darren Dreger made his first post-summer appearance on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290..." September 08

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Blake Wheeler named captain

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jet Hockey Club announced today that Blake Wheeler will be the club’s new captain with Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele serving as alternate captains. Wheeler, 30, has been with the organization for the past seven seasons, serving the last three years as an alternate captain to..." August 31

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • 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