Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck wins the William M. Jennings

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8 days ago
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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has won his first piece of hardware this season as he has won the his first William M. Jennings Trophy.  The Jennings Trophy goes  to the goalie(s) “having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it” during the regular season.
Hellebuyck was 37-19-4 this season, additionally he had a goals against average of 2.39 and a save percent of .921. On top of it he had a quality start 66% of the time.
Hellebuyck played the third most games this season amongst goaltenders and allowed 144 goals. His 2.39 goals against average was fifth best in the NHL among goalies who played 25 games or more. He is the first Jet to win the the Jennings.
Hellebuyck will be looking to win his second Vezina trophy, last year he lost the Vezina to Boston Bruins’ goaltender Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swaymen.
Jets back-up goaltender Laurent Brossoit did not qualify for the Jennings trophy this season has he only played in 22 games even though he put up some very impressive numbers, ultimately the back up goalie was three games short of getting his name on the Jennings. Hellebuyck is the only solo winner of the award since 2o18 when Johnathan quick won it with the LA Kings.
In total the Jets gave up 199 goals against and were the only team in the NHL that had fewer than 200 goals against. The Florida Panthers were the second and gave up 200 goal one less than the Jets.
Hellebuyck and the Jets will now focus on the first round of the playoffs when they take on the Colorado Avalanche.


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