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Without clear path to NHL, prospect Ville Heinola focused on showcasing his development during mini camp

Among a talented group of prospects, there’s no question defenseman Ville Heinola is considered the most highly-touted youngster within the Winnipeg Jets’ minor league system, however, his future in the National Hockey League appears to be clouded heading into the 2021-22 campaign. Making a pair of headline-worthy trades over the off-season, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff…

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Report: Jets place F Joona Luoto on unconditional waivers

With training camps slated to open next week, fans can already cross off one skater that won’t receive an invite from the Winnipeg Jets, as they placed forward Joona Luoto on unconditional waivers Monday. Luoto, 23, was set to enter the final season of his $2.27 million, entry-level contract in 2021-22, but is now expected…

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NHL players returning to 2022 Beijing Olympics

Following months of negotiations, the National Hockey League and the International Ice Hockey Federation officially came to an agreement Friday morning, allowing players to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics – the announcement is finally here. NHL and NHLPA announce agreement with IIHF. DETAILS: https://t.co/pxewlDSHbV pic.twitter.com/dpppu8eCh5 — NHL (@NHL) September 3, 2021 After both sides…

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Former Jet D Jordie Benn Signs One-Year Deal With Wild

Following a pair of trades to acquire a couple of impact defensemen, in Nate Schmidt and Brenden Dillon, the Winnipeg Jets were able to significantly improve their blue line earlier this off-season, although that pretty much guaranteed veteran Jordie Benn wouldn’t return next season. With limited room available, the Jets essentially had no other choice…

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Moose Sign UFA Evgeny Svechnikov to AHL Contract

Looking to acquire some depth at the AHL level, the Manitoba Moose have taken a flyer on forward Evgeny Svechnikov, signing the unrestricted free agent to a one-year deal. After a report surfaced from Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet last week, who suggested the Winnipeg Jets and Svechnikov, 24, had “mutual interest” in a potential deal,…

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Report: Jets Eyeing UFA Evgeny Svechnikov

After avoiding arbitration with two key restricted free agents earlier this week, in Neal Pionk and Andrew Copp, the Winnipeg Jets now appear to be shifting their focus to rounding out the rest of their roster, which includes acquiring some additional depth for their forward group. Looking to add another skater to the club’s bottom…

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Report: Jets Re-Sign Prospect Johnathan Kovacevic to One-Year Deal

On the same day the Winnipeg Jets avoided arbitration with forward Andrew Copp, the front office has reportedly re-upped another one of their restricted free agents as they’ve come to terms with prospect Johnathan Kovacevic on a one-year contract extension. Coming off his two-year, entry-level contract, Kovacevic, 24, featured arbitration rights for the first time…

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Jets, F Andrew Copp Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Contract Extension

After avoiding arbitration with defenseman Neal Pionk on Wednesday, the Winnipeg Jets only had one notable restricted free agent remaining and the front office didn’t waste any time resolving that issue, as they’ve re-signed forward Andrew Copp to a one-year contract extension. Originally scheduled for an arbitration hearing on Aug. 26, Copp, 27, will no…

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Jets, D Neal Pionk Avoid Arbitration With Four-Year Contract Extension

On Wednesday, arbitration hearings began across the NHL, but for the Winnipeg Jets, they won’t be headed in that direction with an important piece of their blueline as defenseman Neal Pionk has agreed to a four-year contract extension. Pionk, 26, became a restricted free agent earlier this off-season and was scheduled for an arbitration hearing…

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Jets Re-Sign RFA Logan Stanley to Two-Year Contract Extension

After making a pair of external additions to the blue line this off-season, in Nate Schmidt and Brenden Dillon, the Winnipeg Jets have shifted their focus to some of their own free agents as they’ve re-signed defenseman Logan Stanley to a two-year contract extension. Coming off his three-year, entry-level contract, Stanley, 23, became a restricted…