Report: Jets re-sign Adam Pardy to one-year, $1 million deal

Thomas Drance
July 01 2015 10:29AM

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports

Pardy time! Excellent!

The Winnipeg Jets have reportedly re-signed defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year contract worth $1 million, according to TSN's Aaron Ward.

Read Article | 0 Comments

Report: Jets extend Drew Stafford with 2-year, $8.7 million contract

Thomas Drance
June 30 2015 01:25PM

Photo Credit: J. Carey Lauder/USA TODAY Sports

It looks as if the Winnipeg Jets will retain Drew Stafford, the NHL-level piece that they received as part of the return in the Evander Kane trade, after all. ESPN's Craig Custance is reporting that the deal is done and that it's a two-year pact. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is reporting that the deal will pay Stafford $8.7 million in total, so it will carry a $4.35 million annual average value.

The news isn't a big surprise, as the Jets were reportedly working hard to retain the American-born middle-six winger prior to the opening of the market on Wednesday. Stafford, 29, is a reliable secondary scoring forward and managed nine goals and 19 points in 26 games with the Jets last season.

Read Article | 1 Comments

Winnipeg Jets select Kyle Connor 17th overall

Thomas Drance
June 26 2015 07:07PM

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports

With the 17th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft the Winnipeg Jets selected Kyle Connor from the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.

Connor is a heady centre with excellent stick handling skills and plus skating ability. He fits in with Kevin Cheveldayoff's usual high-upside modus operandi, and is among the player most highly regarded by the PCS tool with a 50% success rate and comparables that include Erik Cole, Paul Statsny, Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty.

This could be a steal of a pick for the Jets, as many had Connor going much higher in the draft (he was 7th on the Nation Network's draft board). 

Read Article | 1 Comments

Report: Jets, Andrew Ladd engaged in preliminary contract extension talks

Thomas Drance
June 26 2015 10:42AM

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports

The Winnipeg Jets have engaged team captain Andrew Ladd in contract extension talks, according to a report from Sportsnet's Chris Johnston

Though the negotiations are preliminary in nature, it makes a good deal of sense that Winnipeg would want to keep the 29-year-old power forward in the fold. In addition to his snarly physical game and solid two-way abilities, Ladd is a bona fide top-line winger who has contributed at least 50 points in every season since joining the franchise back in 2010-11. 

Read Article | 0 Comments

Report: Jets, Drew Stafford still engaged in contract extension talks

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 05:55PM

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports

It's looking increasingly likely that the Winnipeg Jets will lose Michael Frolik in unrestricted free agency, but they're reportedly doing what they can to keep middle-six winger Drew Stafford in the fold, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

Read Article | 0 Comments