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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates NHL's Return

Commemorative Coins will celebrate the Winnipeg Jets

Sunday, 10.9.2011 / 1:46 PM CT / News Articles
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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates NHL\'s Return

WINNIPEG, OCTOBER 9, 2011 —
After a 15-year absence, the NHL® is returning to the City of Winnipeg and the Royal Canadian Mint is thrilled to celebrate this occasion by producing two special commemorative coins: a 2011-2012 Winnipeg Jets™ 50-cent commemorative coin and a 2011-2012 Winnipeg Jets™ $20 commemorative pure silver coin. The 50-cent coin was unveiled today at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Royal Canadian Mint Chair of the Board James B. Love and Winnipeg Jets owner Mark Chipman.

"The Mint is devoted to producing coins which celebrate Canada's history, culture and values," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "Many of Canada's most notable sporting moments have featured hockey and we are proud to commemorate yet another, this time in Winnipeg, the home of our high-speed, state-of-the-art production facility where the Winnipeg Jets 50-cent coin was produced. Mint employees wish the Winnipeg Jets a remarkable 2011-2012 season."

"We are exceptionally honored that the Royal Canadian Mint was willing to pay tribute to the return of the Winnipeg Jets with a 50-cent commemorative coin and a $20 commemorative pure silver coin," said Mark Chipman, Chairman and Governor of True North Sports & Entertainment. "The Winnipeg Jets have always held a special place in the hearts of hockey fans across Canada and thanks to the Royal Canadian Mint, these fans can now own a piece of Jets history by celebrating the inaugural season with these commemorative coins."

Hockey fans across Canada can order both commemorative coins, featuring the new logo of the Winnipeg Jets and the date 2011-2012 to celebrate their inaugural season, by visiting the mint's website at www.mint.ca.  The 50-cent coin, produced at the Mint's Winnipeg facility with nickel-plated steel, retails for $14.95 and is available for online purchase now, as well as at the Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg while quantities last. The 99.99% pure silver $20 coin has a limited mintage of 15,000 and retails for $94.95. While customers can pre-order the $20 coin online immediately, delivery will begin in early November. Look for these coins through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors including participating Canada Post outlets, who will soon be selling these products.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
11 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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