Report: Winnipeg Jets re-assign 16 players

The Jets website announced that the Winnipeg Jets have re-assigned sixteen players from training camp.

The sixteen cut brings down the Jets training camp roster from 44 to 28 (27 after excluding Grant Clitsome). Fourteen of the players move from the NHL to the AHL camp, while two were sent back to their Canadian major junior team.

The Jets sent Nelson Nogier back to the WHL to join teammate Micheal Spacek (who already has five points in two games) for the Memorial Cup hosting team. Brendan Lemieux, who had a strong camp, also was sent back to his OHL team. Lemieux will be leaned on more, moving up to the top line for the Barrie Colts after spending most of last year between the second and third.

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Four players will be hitting waiver wire, as Patrice Cormier, Matt Fraser, Matt Halsichuk, and Julian Melchiori are moved down to the AHL. If they clear they will be expected to take part of the Manitoba Moose’s camp starting on Tuesday

They will be joined by Joel Armia, Eric Comrie, Chase De Leo, Brenden Kichton, Scott Kosmachuk, Jan Kostalek, Andrew MacWilliam, Josh Morrissey, and Ryan Olsen who are all on NHL contracts but free of waivers, and John Albert who is on an AHL contract with the Moose.

The Jets camp has been cut down to 15 forwards, 9 defenders, and 3 goaltenders.


2 Adam Pardy
4 Paul Postma
5 Mark Stuart
6 Alex Burmistrov
7 Ben Chiarot
8 Jacob Trouba
12 Drew Stafford
14 Anthony Peluso
16 Andrew Ladd
17 Adam Lowry
18 Bryan Little 
21 Thomas Raffl*
22 Chris Thorburn
23 Jay Harrison
26 Blake Wheeler
30 Connor Hellebuyck
31 Ondrej Pavelec
33 Dustin Byfuglien
34 Michael Hutchinson
38 Nic Petan
39 Toby Enstrom
42 Nikolaj Ehlers
46 JC Lipon
51 Andrew Copp
55 Mark Scheifele
57 Tyler Myers
85 Mathieu Perreault