Jets on the Top 100 List

Last night, the NHL revealed their list of the top 100 players ever and the Jets were represented by three of the greats. 

The Winnipeg Jets franchise has been home to some fantastic hockey players that were omitted from this list, but we wanted to recognize those that were honoured at last night’s ceremony. Though the three Jets included on the Top 100 list had varying levels of success and lengths of service with the Jets franchise, there are memories to last a lifetime courtesy of the men below, and for that we thank them. 

TEEMU SELANNE

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 84 76 56 132 45 8 6 4 2 6 2
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 51 25 29 54 22 -23
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 45 22 26 48 2 1
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 51 24 48 72 18 3
NHL Totals 1451 684 773 1457 660 130 44 44 88 62

Despite only spending four seasons with the Jets, Teemu Selanne remains a fan favourite for the Jets faithful. How can we not love the man that scored 76 goals as a rookie and lit this city on fire with enthusiasm? Selanne will go down as one of the greatest players of all time and the fact that he continues to show fondness for his time in Winnipeg all these years later means that his legend will only grow. 

BOBBY HULL

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1972-73 Winnipeg Jets WHA 63 51 52 103 37   14 9 16 25 16
1973-74 Winnipeg Jets WHA 75 53 42 95 38   4 1 1 2 4
1974-75 Winnipeg Jets WHA 78 77 65 142 41  
1975-76 Winnipeg Jets WHA 80 53 70 123 30   13 12 8 20 4
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 34 21 32 53 14   20 13 9 22 2
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 77 46 71 117 23   9 8 3 11 12
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 4 2 3 5 0 1
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 4 6 10 0 -7
WHA Totals 411 303 335 638 183 60 43 37 80 38
NHL Totals 1063 610 560 1170 640 119 62 67 129 102

Known for his blazing speed and incredible shot, Bobby Hull was an easy lock to make the list of greatest players ever. The Golden Jet was a menace to deal with on the ice, often drawing two defenders to shadow him. As you can see from the numbers above, even two men following him around like puppy dogs wasn’t enough to stop him. 

SERGE SAVARD

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 47 2 5 7 26 -8 4 0 0 0 2
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 76 4 16 20 29 -24 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 1040 106 333 439 592 130 19 49 68 88

While Serge Savard is best known for his time with the Canadiens he actually finished his playing career with the Winnipeg Jets. Serge Savard was known for the Savardian Spin-o-Rama, a term coined by Danny Gallivan for Savard frequent use of the move. Many hockey fans wrongly attribute the Savardian Spin-o-Rama to Denis Savard when, in fact, it was Serge Savard that inspired the term originally. 

Check out the complete list here.