Here is what it looks like to stand at centre ice at MTS Centre!
The countdown to the Winnipeg Jets season opener now sits at eight days, which means Jacob Trouba is front and centre today.
The 20-year-old from Rochester, Michigan is entering his second NHL season after a rookie campaign that saw him score 10 goals and 29 points in 65 games. Trouba, the Jets’ ninth overall pick in 2012, is a product of the US National Team Development Program. The defenceman suited up for the USA at the 2014 World Hockey Championships, and accumulated three points in four games.
Here are some highlights from Trouba’s rookie season in Winnipeg.
The 23-year-old forward from Vancouver, BC is excited to start this NHL season, after having an off-season to train without injuries nagging him. Kane had 19 goals and 41 points for the Jets last season. The fourth overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft also finished in the league’s top 20 in shots, with 250.
Kane starts this season with 99 career NHL goals and 200 points. Here are some of his highlights from last year.
The two-week countdown to the Winnipeg Jets season opener is underway. Only 14 days until the Jets take on the Arizona Coyotes October 9 to open the 2014-2015 campaign.
With the number 14 being in the spotlight today, here is more information on forward Anthony Peluso.
Peluso, 25, played in 53 games for the Winnipeg Jets last season. The native of North York, Ontario played for Erie, Sault Ste. Marie, and Brampton in the OHL before he turned pro. He played three seasons with Peoria of the AHL before joining the Jets in 2012-2013.
Peluso scored two goals last season, including his first NHL goal against Nashville.
He is also involved in the Winnipeg community. Along with teammate Jim Slater, the two Jets visited the Winnipeg Police Service late last season to learn more about their jobs.
Bryan Little's number is the focus of today's countdown. There are exactly 18 days until the Winnipeg Jets drop the puck on the 2014-2015 season against the Arizona Coyotes.
The 26-year-old centre put up 64 points in 82 games last season, scoring 23 times, two of those being shorthanded.
From Edmonton, Alberta, Little looks to surpass the 500 career games played mark this season. He currently sits at 486 games played.
Here are some of Little's highlights from last year.
Chris Thorburn's number 22 is the focus of today's countdown to the Winnipeg Jets season opener. The Jets begin the 2014-2015 campaign in Arizona October 9.
The 31-year-old Thorburn hails from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and was drafted by Buffalo in 2001.
Last season Thorburn played 55 games for the Jets, scoring 11 points. In 2013-2014, the forward hit a career milestone, playing in his 500th NHL game.
Here are some highlights from Thorburn's season last year.And here is Thorburn providing some colour commentary on the fastest skater event at last year's skills competition.
The countdown to puck drop on the Winnipeg Jets 2014-2015 season sits at 24 days today. That means Grant Clitsome is in the spotlight today.
Clitsome, a 29-year-old defenceman from Gloucester, Ontario, played 32 games for the Winnipeg Jets in 2013-2014, recording 12 points. His season was cut short by season-ending surgery. His last game came against Buffalo on December 17, 2013, where Clitsome recorded an assist.
Away from the ice, Clitsome is very active in politics. He minored in political science at Clarkson University, and is working to help Canadians understand the political process. Read more about Clitsome’s work in this feature article.
Here are some highlights from Clitsome’s time with the Jets so far.
There are 26 days until the Winnipeg Jets drop the puck against the Arizona Coyotes to open the NHL season. Fans of the team need no reminder who wears the number 26 for Jets each and every night.
Blake Wheeler established a new career high with 69 points in 2013-2014. The 26-year-old forward was the team leader in points last season, scoring 28 times, also a career high. In his time with the Jets organization, Wheeler has only missed two regular season games.
The Robbinsdale, MN native also represented the USA for the first time as an Olympian in the 2014 Games in Sochi, where he recorded one assist in six games.
Here are some highlights from Wheeler’s season:
Eric Tangradi’s number 27 is the focus of today’s countdown to the Winnipeg Jets’ season opener October 9 in Arizona.
The 25-year-old from Philadelphia, PA played in 55 games for the Winnipeg Jets last season, his second year with the team since signing with the team in July of 2013. Here is a look back at a few of Tangradi’s highlights from last season.
Ondrej Pavelec’s number 31 is the focus of today’s countdown to the Winnipeg Jets’ season opener in Arizona on October 9.
The 27-year-old goaltender from Kladno, Czech Republic, is entering his eighth NHL season after being drafted in the 2nd round in 2005. Last season, Pavelec started 57 games for the Jets and made highlight reel saves like these:
Near the end of last year, Pavelec, along with teammate Chris Thorburn surprised a young boy named Austin at Champlain School in Winnipeg.