Sharks center Joe Thornton became the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists when he had a helper on Joe Pavelski's empty-net goal to seal a 3-2 victory Monday night over the Jets.
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Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club.
The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime win over the Jets.
In addition to that point, Crosby added another assist and scored the game-winner.
Crosby's points total stand at 633 assists to go with 369 goals in 757 games, making him the 12th fastest to the mark.
Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have claimed center Alexander Burmistrov off waivers from the Jets.
"We are pleased to acquire Alexander through the waiver process," said Chayka. "He's someone our scouts identified as having greater potential than he has currently shown. We're hopeful a change will help his game."
Burmistrov has collected two assists in 23 games with the Jets this season and has registered 30-51-81 in 298 career NHL games
The stalemate between the Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba has ended. The team announced that the 2012 first-round pick has signed a two-year deal, worth a total of $6 million.
The contract is worth $2.5 million in year one and $3.5 million in the second year.
Restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets, citing a lack of opportunity with the team.
Trouba will not be attending Jets training camp, his agent, Kurt Overhardt, said Saturday.
One of the biggest players on the NHL trade market moved Thursday night when the Blackhawks reacquired pending free agent Andrew Ladd from the Jets.
As part of the trade, the Jets get forward Marko Dano plus a first-round draft pick this June and another conditional pick.
The Blackhawks get Ladd, 30, plus Jay Harrison and Matt Fraser. The Jets also retain 36 percent of Ladd's remaining cap hit and salary, sources told ESPN.
The Jets removed what would have been the most sought-after trade deadline target in re-signing defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract Monday.
The deal is worth an average of $7.6 million per season, the team announced.
The 27-year-old Tlusty, from the Czech Republic, had 14 goals and 17 assists in 72 regular-season games last season with Carolina and Winnipeg. He has 87 goals and 86 assists in 416 career games in eight seasons with Toronto, Carolina and Winnipeg.
The “Winnipeg Whiteout” was back after a 19-year absence. It had been filed away after the original franchise moved to Arizona following the 1995-96 season. Once the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011, fans had to wait four more seasons before the team reached the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, the emotional day ended with a loss. The Ducks posted a 5-4 overtime win in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round series, and now the Jets are one loss away from elimination.
Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets for four games without pay by the NHL Thursday for his crosscheck to the head of New York Rangers center J.T. Miller.
The play occurred late in the second period of Winnipeg's 3-2 loss to New York on Tuesday night. Miller had fallen to the ice near the crease after taking a swipe at a rebound off the pads of Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec.
Byfuglien drove his stick into the back of the Rangers forward's head while falling to his knees. The league's video explanation of the suspension characterized the blow as "dangerous" and delivered with "excessive force."