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Jets Release Opening Day Roster

With the 2020-21 campaign slated to open on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Jets have released their opening night roster.

Though the Jets are allowed to carry a maximum of 23 players, they’re initially deciding to leave two open spots and will feature 21 skaters on their roster.

Here’s the breakdown:

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Forwards: 

Andrew Copp, Nate Thompson, Jansen Harkins, Adam Lowry, Mason Appleton, Paul Stastny, Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, and Kristian Vesalainen

Defensemen: 

Dylan DeMelo, Tucker Poolman, Neal Pionk, Sami Niku, Derek Forbort, Josh Morrissey, and Nathan Beaulieu

Injured List: 

Forwards Bryan Little and Dominic Toninato

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Taxi Squad: 

Forwards David Gustafsson and Mathieu Perreault, defensemen Dylan Samberg and Logan Stanley, along with Goaltender Mikhail Berdin.

Manitoba Moose: 

Defensemen Ville Heinola, Cole Perfetti, Nelson Nogier, and forward C.J. Suess have all been assigned to the AHL.

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Winnipeg is scheduled to open the regular season at home against the Calgary Flames on Thursday at 7 pm CT.