July 03 2015 11:17AM
The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they signed the young, physical forward of the Barrie Colts to an entry level contract. As per limitations in the CBA, the contract is a three-year, two-way deal, with an average cap hit of 1.125 million when including bonuses.
Lemieux was drafted by the the Buffalo Sabres in 2014, and joined the Jets as part of the return for Zach Bogosian, Evander Kane, and Jason Kasdorf.
July 03 2015 10:39AM
The Winnipeg Jets have added some experience to their young defensive core in the AHL.
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July 02 2015 04:23PM
The Winnipeg Jets have added depth with the services of Matt Fraser and the re-signing Patrice Cormier. The club announced matching one-year, two-way contracts, with the dollar amount in the NHL coming to 650 thousand over the year.
It was beginning to look like the Manitoba Moose would be fielding a very young team that would struggle a great deal in the competitive American Hockey League. The Jets and Moose will likely have a tonne of players under 21-years-old, many playing pro-level hockey for the first time ever. The two 25-year-olds add some veteran depth for the Moose, with the bonus of some internal competition for the Jets' fourth line at camp.
July 02 2015 11:24AM
The Winnipeg Jets overall depth has been getting stronger and deeper every year.
Still, the Jets fourth line has been near comically bad for years. With the exception of some minor time with Jiri Tlusty, Alex Burmistrov, or Kyle Wellwood, the fourth line has consistently garnered below average results.
There are still "moneypuck" type deals out there that could help change this for the Jets.