Player News - Jets

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Brendan Lemieux had a strong performance in Monday's preseason win over Minnesota.

Lemieux earned an assist and picked up five minutes for fighting in a 2-1 Winnipeg victory. He skated on a line with Marko Dano and Nic Petan, who are both competing for roster spots as well, in the contest. Dano scored the goal for the trio in Monday's match.
Sep 18 - 9:57 AM

Laurent Brossoit stopped 39 of 40 shots in Monday's 2-1 preseason victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Brossoit is battling for the chance to be the backup to Connor Hellebuyck and he started the pre-season with an amazing performance. Brossoit made great saves, including three saves on Wild skaters on breakaways. It will be interesting to see what type of performance goaltender Eric Comrie can put together next time out for the Jets in what has the makings of a tight battle for the understudy role in Winnipeg.
Sep 17 - 11:04 PM

Tyler Myers wants to stay with the Winnipeg Jets beyond the 2018-19 season.

Myers can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. "I would definitely welcome to start talking. I would love to be here and I think I've said that from Day 1," said Myers. "We've got a really special group of guys here in the room. It's been great to be a part of and I'd love to be a part of it going into the future." He posted six goals and 36 points in 82 games last campaign.
Sep 17 - 9:53 AM

Winnipeg captain Blake Wheeler is very high on teammate Kyle Connor.

"He's got the ability to be one of the best offensive forwards in the league," said Wheeler. "He's got that type of ability. He's that type of person, with that type of drive. The things he can do with the puck, the way he sees the game offensively, the way that he skates, he's as dynamic as they come. We're lucky to play with a guy like that." Connor was productive alongside Wheeler and Mark Scheifele last season and the trio is expected to be back together in 2018-19. Connor probably won't fly under the radar this year and is worthy of a pick on draft day.
Sep 17 - 9:49 AM

Charles-David Beaudoin has been invited to Winnipeg Jets training camp.

Beaudoin attended Senators training camp last year, but he never ended up sticking with the organization. The 24-year-old had one goal and seven assists in 36 games with AHL Manitoba last season. There's no way he's going to make the team out of camp.
Sep 16 - 9:32 PM

Josh Morrissey signed a two-year, $6.3 million extension with the Winnipeg Jets.

That works out to an annual average value of $3.15 million. Morrissey was a restricted free agent before signing this deal. The 23-year-old had seven goals and 26 points in 81 games last season. He's one of Winnipeg's more reliable defenders, but he doesn't provide much in terms of fantasy value.
Sep 16 - 5:45 PM

Jacob Trouba would prefer to avoid arbitration next summer.

However, it's unclear if he'll sign a long-term contract once his current deal expires. "Yeah, next summer we'll sit down and figure out what decision is best for myself and my future and we'll go from there," said Trouba. "There were different deals on the table (this past summer), some that were longer than a year or two. But yeah, that didn’t pan out and it’s the route we decided to go."
Sep 14 - 5:43 PM

Josh Morrissey was not with his teammates for the first day of training camp.

Morrissey is still a restricted free agent. GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said "there's not really much to update. We are in constant communication with his representatives and again, just remain hopeful things get resolved soon."
Sep 14 - 1:47 PM

Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice with Winnipeg's second group Friday for the first day of training camp.

Kulikov has made plenty of progress following off-season back surgery. He has been in Winnipeg for the informal skates, but had been wearing a non-contact jersey.
Sep 14 - 1:44 PM

Patrik Laine sees 50 goals as a realistic milestone at some point in his career and he hopes to reach that mark as soon as the 2018-19 season.

Laine scored 36 goals during his rookie campaign and he netted 44 markers last year. He dropped 15 pounds in the off-season and he intends to be quicker on the ice in his third NHL season.
Source: TSN.ca
Sep 12 - 11:36 AM

Tye McGinn has signed a one-year contract with the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

McGinn appeared in 44 games with Tucson of the AHL last season and he posted 18 points. He was traded to Arizona by Tampa Bay in the deal that sent Louis Domingue to the Lightning.
Sep 11 - 5:42 PM

Eric Comrie has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Comrie can earn $650,000 at the NHL level this season. He had a 3.99 GAA and .872 save percentage in three games with the Jets in 2017-18. In the AHL, he posted a 2.58 GAA and .916 save percentage in 34 contests.
Sep 6 - 12:56 PM

While Josh Morrissey is still a restricted free agent, both sides appear to remain optimistic about the chances of him signing before training camp.

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff thinks there will be a deal in place by next week. "I would suspect so. We have had lots of conversations with his agent throughout the summer with respect to our situation and how we have to look at it," said Cheveldayoff. "I guess show up to camp and we’ll see how it goes." Morrissey offered a similarly optimistic outlook roughly two weeks ago, but of course nothing has been finalized yet despite that. The roadblock might be term as Morrissey is reportedly looking for a short-term contract while the Jets would prefer something longer.
Sep 5 - 5:18 AM

The Winnipeg Jets have signed Blake Wheeler to a five-year contract extension.

The extension will kick in after the 2018-19 season and be worth $41.25 million over the five seasons. Wheeler had the best year of his career in 2017-18 as he had 68 assists and 91 points for a dynamic Winnipeg team. The just turned 32-year-old will likely line up on the first line with Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor as well as play the first power play. He should go in the second or third round in most drafts. Look for a slight dip in his stats but an 80-85 point season is still worthy of a high pick.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 4 - 10:02 AM

NHL.com compiled a list of Winnipeg's best prospects and Kristian Vesalainen tops the list.

Vesalainen was the 24th overall pick from the 2017 NHL Draft. He split last season between HPK and Karpat, helping Karpat win the Finnish title with four goals and eight points in 18 postseason contests. He recently signed his entry-level contract and NHL.com has projected his NHL arrival as early as this season. We don't recommend him in fantasy drafts this season but is someone you should keep an eye on in the future.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 31 - 4:43 PM


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