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Jets D Sami Niku Faces Tough Challenge to Earn Regular Ice Time This Season

After an unpredictable off-season, which also lasted far too long, the Winnipeg Jets opened training camp earlier this week, meaning the coaching staff will have just 10 days to evaluate the entire roster and determine which skaters will be suiting up on opening night on Jan. 14. Since the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the preseason,…

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Prospect Update: Jets Top Young Goaltenders Continue Thriving Overseas

Though the NHL’s 2020-21 campaign is still without a starting date, and probably won’t open until at least Jan. 1, that hasn’t prevented teams from sending their top young prospects overseas to participate in live games during this off-season. For the Winnipeg Jets, they’ve been able to send their top two goaltending prospects across the…

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Jets at the Juniors: Day One Recap

One of Canada’s favourite Christmas traditions is waking up on Boxing Day already wearing their team Canada jersey. This might seem odd to some people, but the World Junior Championships begin every year on Boxing Day and it’s turned into a huge event for Canadian hockey fans.

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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report: The Skyler’s The Limit

After a really good November that put them back in the middle of the AHL playoff race in the Central division, the Manitoba Moose have cooled off a bit and are off to a 1-2-0 start in December with a loss against Rockford on the road and then splitting two games at home against the…

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Jets Prospect Report: For Club And Country

As you’ve probably noted if you’ve watched more than 15 minutes of TSN, the World Junior U20 hockey tournament is just around the corner and teams are now starting to put together their training / selection camps. Finland published their list and to the surprise of no one, Jets prospects defenseman Ville Heinola and center…

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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report: Need Moe Relief?

In what was an overall very quiet week for Jets prospects across the board, the one stat line that maybe stands out the most is goaltender Jared Moe’s. One game played, 6:51 of ice time seen and two saves? Turns out Moe was needed in relief of Carolina Hurricanes prospect Jack LaFontaine who left Minnesota’s…

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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report: Keep An Eye On Chisholm

Sami Niku isn’t the only late round Winnipeg Jets draft pick worthy of your attention – although with another three assists this past week with the Manitoba Moose, we’re sure he still has it. Jets fans should also keep an eye on Declan Chisholm who continues to make strides of improvement with the Peterborough Petes…

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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report: Berdin Is The Word

On a week that saw past Winnipeg Jets goaltending prospects Eric Comrie and Michael Hutchinson continue to be yo-yo’ed between the NHL and AHL, Mikhail Berdin has further cemented his status as the Jets top goalie prospect with back to back shutouts over the weekend and a stretch of four games that saw him go…