Another season of Winnipeg Jets hockey has concluded albeit way too soon. If there is a bit of a silver lining to the earlier than expected exit from the 2019 NHL Playoffs, it’s that it gives us a bit more of a chance to look back at this past season and more importantly at the players on an individual basis to examine where things went right, where they went wrong and what can be learned from it all.
With a summer of so many uncertainties, you can bet Kevin Cheveldayoff will be doing his homework, just as we have here for the third year in a row with a look back at the season that was with our Pilot’s Logbooks series.
Every Logbook will have stats covering both the regular season and lone playoff series the Jets took part in and we’ll review each player’s season. We’ll go over their contract status as well as what the future may hold for them and what their role with the Jets should be moving forward. In most cases we’ll also look even further back to a previous logbook entry to see if anything has changed over time.
Of course we can’t do this without a bunch of help, so a huge thanks goes out to both NHLNumbers.com and CapFriendly.com for the salary info. Hockey-Reference.com provided the stats and numbers for each player. A huge assist to HockeyViz.com for charts and visuals to help with the player reviews and to Evolving-Hockey.com for the player contract projections.
Each day we’ll review a Jets player’s 2018-19 season and look a little bit ahead at what’s possible to come. As always we encourage your thoughts on the comments below each review, or with us on Twitter and Facebook.