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.
The Winnipeg Jets season opener is 33 days away, and that means Dustin Byfuglien is the featured player today.
In 2013-2014, Byfuglien matched his career high with 20 goals, and set a new career best in points with 56; three better than his total of 53 in 2011 and 2012.
The 29-year old from Minneapolis, Minnesota had a number of highlights last season, including this overtime goal at MTS Centre against Toronto.
The countdown to the 2014-2015 season is ticking by, and with 34 days to go until puck drop, goaltender Michael Hutchinson takes the spotlight of today’s blog.Hutchinson began last season with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL, and posted a record of 22-4-2 in 28 games. From there, he went east to the St. John’s IceCaps, where he saw action in 24 regular season games, winning 17 of them. The 24-year-old netminder from Barrie, Ontario picked up his first NHL win in a shootout over Boston on April 10, 2014, and followed that up with a regulation win in Calgary the next night. At the conclusion of the NHL season, Hutchinson rejoined the IceCaps and backstopped the team to the Calder Cup final series, where they fell to Texas in five games.
With 39 days to go before the Winnipeg Jets open the 2014-2015 NHL season in Arizona against the Coyotes, Tobias Enstrom’s number 39 takes centre stage in our countdown.
Drafted in 2003, the 29-year-old Enstrom played in all 82 games last season, accumulating 10 goals and 30 points.
Here are a few of his highlights from the 2013-2014 campaign.
There are 44 days remaining until the Winnipeg Jets open the 2014-2015 NHL season on the road against the Arizona Coyotes.
Zach Bogosian’s number is the focus of the countdown today. The 24-year-old defenceman from Massena, NY had 11 points in 55 games with the Winnipeg Jets last season. Here is a look at some of his highlights:
Bogosian, who was drafted 3rd overall in 2008, finished last season with a +3 rating.
The countdown is underway!
The Winnipeg Jets begin the 2014-2015 season October 9 on the road against the Arizona Coyotes. Game one is exactly 55 days away.
With Mark Scheifele's number being the focal point of the countdown today, here is a look back at a few plays from his first full season with the Winnipeg Jets.
In total, Scheifele scored 13 goals and 34 points in 63 games before his season came to an end because of a knee injury. In his first action back on the ice since, Scheifele suited up for Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship, where he accumulated four points in eight games.