March 30 2016 10:45AM
Moose goaltending leads them to another successful week, Kyle Connor's historic freshman season comes to a close, and CHL playoffs get under way. Check in on all this and more in this weeks Jets prospect update.
March 30 2016 10:32AM
Welcome to this week's version of What Would You Do Wednesday where you are asked a question and debate among yourselves what the answer is. Unfortunately, the only prize you will receive will be the most Twitter mentions.
This week's WWYDW follows the theme of Jets Nation and asks what should be done with Kyle Connor.
Take a read and let us know what you think!
March 30 2016 08:58AM
Jets Nation is proud to break a signing with saying that the Winnipeg Jets have signed collegiate graduate and free agent Brandon Tanev to an entry level contract, one year at $925,000 for the 2015-2016 season. This makes Tanev a Restricted Free Agent for the Jets next season.
TSN's Bob McKenzie earlier tweeted out that the Jets were close to signing the 24-year-old:
On college UFA Tanev, had heard WPG was one of many teams with great deal of interest but have not yet been able to confirm landing spot..— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 30, 2016
Sources outside of the Jets but close to the player disclosed to Jets Nation that the Jets won the bidding for the young forward.
The left-shooting left-winger was the teammate of Jets' prospect Erik Foley and is the brother of Vancouver Canucks' defender Chris Tanev.
March 30 2016 08:30AM
Two teams that won't see playoff action next month meet up Wednesday night at the MTS Centre. The Winnipeg Jets versus the Ottawa Senators doesn't scream must-see TV unless you're an absolute die-hard fan of either one of these franchises. But there is a game to be played so we shall see hockey performed. To what level we're not exactly sure.
March 29 2016 03:31PM
Kyle Connor watch is officially on in Winnipeg.
The Michigan Wolverines saw their season come to an end on Saturday night as North Dakota dismantled their good-ish but flawed team in truly ugly fashion. The final score was 5-2, but shots were 49-27, which is fairly reflective of how the game went and deserved to have gone.
One thing to note, though, was that Connor and his line created the only two Michigan goals on the night, which was to be expected. Michigan scored 181 goals all year (not a bad total in just 38 games!), and Connor, JT Compher, and Tyler Motte combined for 83 of them. That's almost 46 percent of the goals for one of the top 10 or so best teams in the country. Patently absurd, but it speaks to the power Connor and Co. brought to the rink every night.