Winnipeg Jets Wiretap

Maurice, Reirden, Cooper, Peters Named All-Star Game Coaches

Jan 7, 2019 1:38 AM

The four coaches for this month's NHL All-Star Game will be Paul Maurice of Winnipeg, Todd Reirden of Washington, Jon Cooper of Tampa Bay and Bill Peters of Calgary.

Each of the teams is a division leader -- Winnipeg (Central), Washington (Metropolitan), Tampa Bay (Atlantic) and Calgary (Pacific).

The NHL All-Star Weekend is Jan. 25-26 in San Jose, California.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames, All-Star, Misc Rumor

Avs Claim Marko Dano Off Waivers From Jets

Oct 16, 2018 2:08 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have claimed center Marko Dano off waivers from Winnipeg.

The 23-year-old played in 23 games for the Jets last season with two goals and an assist. He was a first-round pick of Columbus in 2013.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Blake Wheeler Signs Five-Year, $41.25M Extension With Jets

Sep 5, 2018 12:58 PM

Blake Wheeler has agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension with the Winnipeg Jets.

The deal has an average annual value of $8.25 million. 

Wheeler, a 10-year NHL veteran, is coming off a career year. He led the Jets with 91 points (23 goals, 68 assists) and he tied Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers for the NHL lead in assists.

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Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jacob Trouba Awarded One-Year, $5.5M Deal By Arbitrator

Jul 23, 2018 12:43 AM

An arbitrator has awarded Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba a one-year, $5.5 million contract for the 2018-19 season, the league announced Sunday.

Winnipeg has 48 hours to accept the ruling or turn it down and make Trouba an unrestricted free agent.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Jets, Connor Hellebuyck Agree On Six-Year, $37M Deal

Jul 12, 2018 6:14 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with goaltender Connor Hellebuyck on a six-year, $37 million deal, the team announced Thursday.

Hellebuyck, who now avoids a salary arbitration hearing, tied for the NHL lead for most wins with a 44-11-9 record last season. 

The 44 wins -- 30 of which came at home -- are the most in NHL history by an American-born goaltender.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Canadiens Trade Simon Bourque To Jets

Jun 30, 2018 12:45 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired right winger Joel Armia, goaltender Steve Mason and a pair of draft picks from the Winnipeg Jets for prospect Simon Bourque.

The draft picks were a seventh-round selection in 2019 and a fourth-rounder in 2020.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Golden Knights Win Series, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals

May 21, 2018 12:30 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights have a nickname for themselves.

"We call ourselves the Golden Misfits for a reason," said winger Ryan Reaves, who scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. "We've proven everyone else wrong all season."

Vegas defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on the road to win the series 4-1, and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Tags: Vegas, Winnipeg Jets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Alex Ovechkin Scores 600th Career Goal

Mar 13, 2018 1:30 AM

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin has become the 20th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals, further cementing his status as one of the league's all-time best offensive talents.

The Capitals captain scored twice Monday night in Washington's 3-2 overtime win over the Jets to reach the milestone in his 990th regular-season game. No. 600 came 3 minutes, 53 seconds into the second period and marked his 42nd goal this season, which leads the NHL.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Shane Doan Retires After 21 NHL Seasons

Aug 30, 2017 2:30 PM

Former Coyotes captain Shane Doan is retiring from the NHL after 21 seasons, he announced in a letter to fans Wednesday.

Doan, 40, has played only for the Coyotes, dating back to before the franchise moved from Winnipeg. He was the seventh overall pick by the Jets in 1995.

"I'm so grateful and thankful to the Winnipeg Jets for drafting me and giving me a chance to play my rookie season and when the team moved to the Valley in 1996, all I wanted to know was if the Coyotes would keep giving me a chance to play," Doan said in a first-person letter published in the Arizona Republic.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jets Sign Matt Hendricks To One-Year Deal

Aug 27, 2017 1:45 AM

The Winnipeg Jets signed center Matt Hendricks to a one-year, $700,000 contract Saturday.

The 36-year-old former St. Cloud State player spent the last four seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, finishing with four goals and three assists in 42 games last season with a 56.9 percent faceoff winning percentage.

He has 49 goals and 51 assists in 521 career games with Colorado, Washington, Nashville and Edmonton.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Joe Thornton Records 1,000th Assist In Sharks Win
Sharks center Joe Thornton became the 13th player in NHL history to record 1,000 assists on Monday night.

Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club
Penguins star Sidney Crosby scored the game-winner in Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory over the Jets.

Coyotes Claim Burmistrov Off Waivers From Jets
Center Alexander Burmistrov has collected two assists in 23 games with the Jets this season.

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Jets, Jacob Trouba Agree To Two-Year Deal
Jacob Trouba has signed a two-year deal with the Jets worth a total of $6M.

Jets' Jacob Trouba Requests Trade
Free-agent Jacob Trouba will not be attending the Jets training camp.

Hawks Acquire Ladd, Harrison, Fraser From Jets
The Jets receive Marko Dano plus a first-round draft pick this June and another conditional pick.

Jets Re-Sign Dustin Byfuglien To Five-Year Deal
Dustin Byfuglien's new deal is worth an average of $7.6M per season.

Devils Sign Jiri Tlusty To One-Year Deal
Jiri Tlusty scored 14 goals in 72 games last season with Carolina and Winnipeg.

Ducks Spoil 'Winnipeg Whiteout' With OT Win
The Ducks defeated the Jets by the score of 5-4 in overtime on Monday night in Winnipeg.

Dustin Byfuglien Suspended Four Games For Crosscheck
Dustin Byfuglien drove his stick into the back of J.T. Miller's head while falling to his knees.


Jets Trade Two Draft Picks To Canes For Tlusty
The Jets gave up a third-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick in 2015.

Perreault Has 'Significant' Injury, Stafford Day To Day
Winnipeg forwards Mathieu Perrerault and Drew Stafford were injured on Monday night.

Jets Trade Evander Kane To Sabres
The Jets received Tyler Meyers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, the rights to Brendan Lemieux, and a late first-round draft pick.

Evander Kane A No-Show Due To 'Fashion' Incident
The Jets have to decide if they are going to trade Evander Kane before the trade deadline.

NHL Suspends Daniel Carcillo Six Games
Daniel Carcillo was suspended for cross checking Mathieu Perreault last Friday night.

Jets Send Draft Pick To Canes For Jay Harrison
The Canes will receive the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft for Jay Harrison.

NHL Suspends Ryan Garbutt, Adam Lowry
The NHL has suspended Ryan Garbutt two games, while Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for incidents this week.

Rangers' McDonagh Separates Shoulder Again
Ryan McDonagh was hit by Evander Kane of the Jets in the first period of Saturday night's game at Madison Square Garden.

Canadiens Trade Budaj To Jets For Tangradi
The Canadiens have acquired Eric Tangradi from the Jets for Peter Budaj.

Olli Jokinen Signs With Predators
Olli Jokinen scored 18 goals in 82 games with the Jets in 2013-14.

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