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Encyclopedia > Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets
Winnipeg Jets
Founded 1972
History Winnipeg Jets
1972–1979 (WHA)
1979–1996 (NHL)
Phoenix Coyotes
1996–present (NHL)
Home Arena Winnipeg Arena
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
Colours Blue, red and white

The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They played in both the World Hockey Association (WHA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1972 to 1996. In 1996, the franchise moved to Phoenix, Arizona due to financial troubles and became the Phoenix Coyotes. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 1972-73 WHA season was the first regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Winnipeg Arena was an indoor arena located at 1430 Maroons Road in Winnipeg, Manitoba, across the street from Canad Inns Stadium. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State Counties Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ...

Contents

Franchise history

The WHA Years (1972-1979)

The original Winnipeg Jets logo in the WHA
The original Winnipeg Jets logo in the WHA

The NHL had recently expanded to 16 teams, adding franchises in many hockey-hungry cities (only one in Canada), but also in Atlanta, Oakland and Los Angeles. The WHA brought major professional hockey to Ottawa, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and later Calgary. In 1972, Winnipeg was granted one of the founding franchises in the WHA. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Oakland Seals were a team in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Ottawa Nationals were a hockey team based out of Ottawa that played in the World Hockey Association. ... The Québec Nordiques (translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Calgary Broncos were an original World Hockey Association franchise founded in Calgary, Alberta on November 1, 1971 by Bob Brownridge. ... The 1972-73 WHA season was the first regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ...


The Jets' first signing was Norm Beaudin ("the Original Jet") and its first major signing was Bobby Hull (also known as "the Golden Jet"). Hull's acquisition, partially financed by the rest of the WHA's teams, was widely seen as giving legitimacy to the WHA as a serious rival major league to the NHL. Norm Beaudin (born November 26, 1949 in Montmartre, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played 25 games in the National Hockey League and 335 in the World Hockey Association. ... Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ...


The Jets were further noteworthy in hockey history for being the first North American club to seriously explore Europe as a source of hockey talent. Winnipeg's fortunes were bolstered by acquisitions such as Swedish forwards Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson, who starred with Hull on the WHA's most famous and successful forward line (nicknamed "the Hot Line"), and defenceman Lars-Erik Sjoberg, who would serve as the team's captain and win accolades as the WHA's best defenceman. Behind these players and other European stars such as Willy Lindstrom, Kent Nilsson, Veli-Pekka Ketola, leavened by players such as Peter Sullivan, Norm Beaudin and goaltender Joe Daley, the Jets were the most successful team in the short-lived WHA. The team won three Avco Cups, including in the league's final season against Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers. The Jets made the finals five of the WHA's seven seasons and were widely considered one of the best teams in hockey, NHL or WHA, of the era. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Anders Hedberg (born February 25, 1951 in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was one of the first European-born players to make an impact in North America. ... Ulf Nilsson played for the the Winnipeg Jets ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... Lars-Erik Sjoberg (born May 4 , 1944 in Falun Sweden - died October 20, 1987 in Uppsala Sweden) was a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA and NHL. He has the distinction of being the first non-North American born and raised captain in the NHL. He wore the... In ice hockey each team has a designated captain. ... Willy Lindström (Born May 5, 1951 in Grums, Sweden) was a Swedish ice hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Kent Nilsson (born August 31, 1956 in Nynashamn, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey centre. ... Veli-Pekka Ketola was born on 28 March, 1948 in Pori, Finland. ... Peter M. Sullivan is a New Hampshire state representative for the county of Hillsborough, New Hampshire. ... Norm Beaudin (born November 26, 1949 in Montmartre, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played 25 games in the National Hockey League and 335 in the World Hockey Association. ... Joe Daley (born February 20, 1943, East Kildonan, Manitoba) is a former National Hockey League and World Hockey Association goalkeeper for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, and Winnipeg Jets. ... The Avco Cup was the championship trophy of the original World Hockey Association (1972_1979). ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Another notable accomplishment was the Jets' 5-3 victory over the Soviet National team on January 5, 1978, making the Jets the first club team to ever defeat the Soviet elite squad.[1] is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Soviet redirects here. ...

Logo used on the Jets' jerseys from 1972-73
Logo used on the Jets' jerseys from 1972-73

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Career Leaders (WHA)

Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Ulf Nilsson played for the the Winnipeg Jets ... Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Kim Clackson (born February 13, 1955 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 106 games in the National Hockey League and 271 games in the World Hockey Association. ... Joe Daley (born February 20, 1943, East Kildonan, Manitoba) is a former National Hockey League and World Hockey Association goalkeeper for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, and Winnipeg Jets. ... Joe Daley (born February 20, 1943, East Kildonan, Manitoba) is a former National Hockey League and World Hockey Association goalkeeper for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, and Winnipeg Jets. ...

The NHL Years (1979-1996)

Winnipeg's second logo, introduced in 1973 and used when it entered the NHL in 1979 until 1990
Winnipeg's second logo, introduced in 1973 and used when it entered the NHL in 1979 until 1990

By 1979, the vast majority of the WHA's teams had folded, but the Jets were still going strong and they were absorbed into the NHL. In doing so, they had to give up three of their top six scorers – the core of the last WHA champion – and were forced to draft 18th out of 21 teams. With a decimated roster, the Jets finished last in the league in the next two seasons, including a horrendous nine-win season in 1980-81 that still ranks as the worst in franchise history. This stands in marked contrast to the other 1979 Avco Cup finalist, the Oilers, who became one of the most powerful teams the game has ever seen during the 1980s. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... World Hockey Association logo The 1978-79 WHA season was the seventh and last regular season of the now defunct World Hockey Association (WHA). ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


The Jets' first two wretched NHL seasons did net them high draft picks, and in 1981, they drafted future Hall of Fame member Dale Hawerchuk. The team developed into a solid core of players by the mid-1980s, with Hawerchuk, Thomas Steen, Paul MacLean, Dave Babych, Randy Carlyle, Laurie Boschman, Doug Smail, and David Ellett giving the Jets a solid nucleus and a chance to compete for a Stanley Cup championship. The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Thomas Steen (born on June 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Paul MacLean(born 9 March 1958 in Grostenquin, France) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played for the St. ... David Michael Babych (born May 23, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional hockey defenceman who played for the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, in a career spanning nineteen seasons. ... Carlyle at the 2006 NHL Awards Ceremony. ... Laurie Boschman (born on June 4, 1960 in Major, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL for 14 seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, New Jersey Devils and Ottawa Senators, a team in which he was captain of in... Doug Smail (born 2 September 1957 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL for 13 seasons between 1980 and 1993. ... David John George Ellett (born 30 March 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the NHL for 16 seasons. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Unfortunately, regular-season success did not transfer into the playoffs. This was because the Jets played in the same division as the powerful Oilers and Flames (who were originally based in Atlanta, but by this time were in Calgary). Due to the way the playoffs were structured at the time, the Jets were all but assured of having to beat either the Oilers or the Flames (or both) to get to the Campbell Conference Finals. For example, in 1984-85, they finished with the fourth-best record in the league, with 96 points – both their best finishes as an NHL team. While they managed to dispatch the Flames 3 games to 1 in the Division Semifinals, they were swept by the eventual Stanley Cup champion Oilers in four games in the Division Finals. In fact, Winnipeg and Edmonton played each other in the playoffs six times between 1983 and 1990, with Edmonton winning every series, holding the Jets to just 4 total victories. 1987 was the last time that the Jets won a playoff series (defeating Calgary in the opening round), a drought that has continued to plague the franchise in Phoenix. The NHLs Smythe Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. ... Former name for the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ...


As the NHL expanded in the United States, operating costs and salaries grew rapidly; this development hit the league's Canadian teams particularly hard. As Winnipeg was the league's second-smallest market (eventually becoming the smallest market after the Québec Nordiques moved to Denver in 1995), the Jets were unable to retain their best players. Various schemes were devised to save the team through a tremendous grassroots effort and government funds, but in the end the efforts were not enough. The Winnipeg Jets played their last-ever game on April 28, 1996, a home playoff loss to the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 4-1. Norm Maciver scored the last goal in Jets history. The Québec Nordiques (translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Norm Maciver played in the National Hockey League as a member of the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes franchise. ...


During their history, the Jets retired two numbers: Bobby Hull's #9 and Thomas Steen's #25. Both numbers hang in Jobing.com Arena with the new Phoenix Coyotes franchise. Bobby Hull's #9 jersey was temporarily "un-retired" with the acquisition of his son Brett by the Phoenix franchise. Brett wore his father's famous jersey until his own retirement on October 15, 2005, subsequent to which the number was re-retired. Thomas Steen (born on June 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Jobing. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A number of former Jets remain active in the NHL; as of the 2006-07 season, these included Dallas Drake, Nikolai Khabibulin, Teppo Numminen, Teemu Selanne, Keith Tkachuk, Kris Draper, Chad Kilger and Oleg Tverdovsky. Shane Doan is the last Jet to remain with the Winnipeg-Phoenix franchise. Dallas Drake (born February 4, 1969 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger in the National Hockey League who plays for the Detroit Red Wings . ... Nikolai Ivanovich Khabibulin (Russian Николай Иванович Хабибулин, Nikolaj Ivanovič Chabibulin; born January 13, 1973 in Sverdlovsk, USSR, now Yekaterinburg, Russia), nicknamed the Bulin Wall, is a goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks. ... Teppo Numminen is a hockey defenceman born in Tampere, Finland on July 3, 1968. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Keith Matthew Tkachuk (born March 28, 1972, in Melrose, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Kris Draper (born May 24, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Chad Kilger (born 27 November 1976 in Cornwall, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL. He is a right winger. ... Oleg Tverdovsky (born May 18, 1976 in Donetsk, USSR -- now Ukraine) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. Tverdovsky was drafted 2nd overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. ... Shane Doan (born October 10, 1976, in Halkirk, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently is team captain for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. // Doan was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, seventh overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. ...


Possible return to Winnipeg

Although a new arena has since been built in downtown Winnipeg to replace the aged Winnipeg Arena, the arena's managers have stated that the 15,000 seat MTS Centre was not erected in hopes of attracting an NHL team back to the city. However, the arena could be easily upgraded to NHL standards. [2] A frenzy erupted in the local and national media and many Winnipeg businessmen expressed that they were pro-actively approaching the idea and were in the process of forming an ownership group, although as of the end of the 2006-2007 season there had been no official statement. The MTS Centre is an indoor arena at 300 Portage Avenue in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the former Eatons site. ... The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


During the 2007 Manitoba provincial election campaign, Conservatives promised to bring an NHL team back to Winnipeg if elected. The elected NDP has also mentioned their support for the return of the Jets, with Premier Gary Doer saying he has been in talks to bring a team to the province. [3] The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba is a right-of-centre political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... Gary Albert Doer, MLA (March 31, 1948) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...


During a press conference Gary Bettman stated that the idea of Winnipeg having an NHL team sounds intriguing. He also stated that a team in Winnipeg could happen one day. [4]


Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals scored for, GA = Goals scored against, PIM = Penalty minutes


NHL Era

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoff Record
1979-80 80 20 49 11 51 214 314 1251 5th in Smythe Out of Playoffs
1980-81 80 9 57 14 32 246 400 1191 5th in Smythe Out of Playoffs
1981-82 80 33 33 14 80 319 332 1314 2nd in Norris Lost in Round 1
1982-83 80 33 39 8 74 311 333 1089 4th in Smythe Lost in Round 1
1983-84 80 31 38 11 73 340 374 1579 4th in Smythe Lost in Round 1
1984-85 80 43 27 10 96 358 332 1540 2nd in Smythe Lost Division Final (EDM)
1985-86 80 26 47 7 59 295 372 1774 3rd in Smythe Lost Division Semifinal (CGY)
1986-87 80 40 32 8 88 279 271 1537 3rd in Smythe Lost Division Final (EDM)
1987-88 80 33 36 11 77 292 310 2278 3rd in Smythe Lost Division Semifinal (EDM)
1988-89 80 26 42 12 64 300 355 1843 5th in Smythe Out of Playoffs
1989-90 80 37 32 11 85 298 290 1639 3rd in Smythe Lost Division Semifinal (EDM)
1990-91 80 26 43 11 63 260 288 1675 5th in Smythe Out of Playoffs
1991-92 80 33 32 15 81 251 244 1907 4th in Smythe Lost Division Semifinal (VAN)
1992-93 84 40 37 7 87 322 320 1851 4th in Smythe Lost Division Semifinal (VAN)
1993-94 84 24 51 9 57 245 344 2143 6th in Central Out of Playoffs
1994-951 48 16 25 7 39 157 177 1141 6th in Central Out of Playoffs
1995-96 82 36 40 6 78 275 291 1622 5th in Central Lost Conference Quarterfinal (DET)
Grand Total 1338 506 660 172 1184 4762 5347 27374
1 Season was shortened due to the 1994-95 NHL lockout.

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Notable Players

Team Captains (NHL Era)


Lars-Erik Sjoberg (born May 4 , 1944 in Falun Sweden - died October 20, 1987 in Uppsala Sweden) was a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets in the WHA and NHL. He has the distinction of being the first non-North American born and raised captain in the NHL. He wore the... Morris Lukowich was a member of the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association (W.H.A) and the National Hockey League (N.H.L) from 1976 to 1987. ... Dave Christian (born May 13, 1959 in Warroad, Minnesota was American ice hockey forward. ... Lucien DeBlois (born June 21, 1957 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey right wing / centre. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Thomas Steen (born on June 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Carlyle at the 2006 NHL Awards Ceremony. ... Thomas Steen (born on June 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Carlyle at the 2006 NHL Awards Ceremony. ... Troy Norman Murray (Born July 31, 1962, in Calgary, Alberta) is a former professional ice hockey centre. ... Dean Kennedy (born January 18, 1963 in Redvers, Saskatchewan was a professional ice hockey player in the NHL from 1982-1995. ... Keith Matthew Tkachuk (born March 28, 1972, in Melrose, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Kris King (born February 18, 1966, in Bracebridge, Ontario) is a former Canadian NHL hockey player Playing Carreer He played 14 seasons in the NHL for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Chicago Blackhawks. ...

First round draft picks (NHL Era)

The 1979 NHL Entry Draft took place on August 9, 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. ... Jimmy Mann (born April 17, 1959 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 293 games in the National Hockey League. ... The 1980 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum. ... David Michael Babych (born May 23, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional hockey defenceman who played for the Winnipeg Jets, Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, in a career spanning nineteen seasons. ... The 1981 NHL Entry Draft was a draft held in Montreal,Quebec. ... Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The 1982 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Jim Kyte (born March 21, 1964 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey defenseman who was renowned for his strong, reliable defensive play and complete lack of scoring prowess. ... The 1983 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Andrew McBain (born February 18, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 608 career National Hockey League games for the Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators. ... Bobby Dollas (born January 31, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player who played for the Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques, Detroit Red Wings, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks. ... jk;lkkkl;l [popiopi ... The first draft outside of Montreal. ... 2 Live Stews is a nationally-syndicated sports talk radio show hosted by Doug and Ryan Stewart; the show originates from WQXI in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The 1986 NHL Entry Draft was held on 21 June, at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Pat Elynuik (born October 30, 1967 in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 506 games in the National Hockey League. ... Draft order Round 1 Category: ... Bryan and his wife Kim have a daughter and a son. ... The 1988 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1989 NHL Entry Draft was held in June at the Metropolitan Sports Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. ... Stu Barnes (b. ... B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Keith Matthew Tkachuk (born March 28, 1972, in Melrose, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... The 1991 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 22th at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. ... Aaron Ward can refer to more than one person: Aaron Ward (sailor) (1851-1918), a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. ... The 1992 NHL Entry Draft was held on June 20th at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec. ... Sergei V. Bautin (born March 11, 1967 in Rogachev, U.S.S.R.) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League for the Winnipeg Jets, Detroit Red Wings and the San Jose Sharks. ... The 1993 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 26, 1993 at le Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec. ... Mats Lindgren (b. ... The NHL entry draft occurs during the off season and consists of amateur players being selected for national teams. ... The 1995 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Edmonton Coliseum in Edmonton, Alberta. ... Shane Doan (born October 10, 1976, in Halkirk, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently is team captain for the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL. // Doan was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round, seventh overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. ...

Hall of Famers

Dale Hawerchuk (born April 4, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

Retired numbers

Robert Marvin Bobby Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Thomas Steen (born on June 8, 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional ice hockey player. ...

Winnipeg Jets Individual Records

Teemu Ilmari Selänne (born July 3, 1970), The Finnish Flash, began his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets. ... Phillip F. Housley (born March 9, 1964 in South St. ... Teemu Ilmari Selänne (born July 3, 1970), The Finnish Flash, began his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets. ... Tahir Tie Domi (born November 1, 1969 in Windsor, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Phillip F. Housley (born March 9, 1964 in South St. ... Teemu Ilmari Selänne (born July 3, 1970), The Finnish Flash, began his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets. ... Brian Hayward (b. ... Robert Bob Essensa (b. ...

See also

This is a list of players who have played at least one game for the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA) (1972-1979) and National Hockey League (NHL) (1979-1996). ... Head Coaches of the Winnipeg Jets Bobby Hull (player/coach) Rudy Pilous Bobby Kromm and Bobby Hull Larry Hillman Tom McVie and Bill Sutherland 1979-80 Tom McVie and Bill Sutherland and Mike Smith 1980-81 Tom Watt 1981-83 Tom Watt and Barry Long 1983-84 Barry Long 1984... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... Avco World Trophy The Avco World Trophy was the championship trophy of the original World Hockey Association (1972-1979). ... This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Manitoba, past and present. ... Winnipeg Arena was an indoor arena located at 1430 Maroons Road in Winnipeg, Manitoba, across the street from Canad Inns Stadium. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen: "The Canadian Hockey Atlas" Page 232. Doubleday Canada, 2006
  2. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/2005/01/18/902210-sun.html
  3. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitobavotes2007/story/2007/05/07/mbv-conservative-jets.html
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Winnipeg Jets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (941 words)
The Winnipeg Jets were an ice hockey franchise that existed in both the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League.
Winnipeg's fortunes were bolstered by acquisitions such as Swedish forwards Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson, who starrred with Hull on the WHA's most famous and successful forward line, and defenceman Lars-Erik Sjoberg, who would serve as the team's captain and win accolades as the WHA's best defenceman.
Shane Doan is the last Jet to remain with the Winnipeg-Phoenix franchise.
Winnipeg Jets (1972-1996) (2485 words)
Publicly owned since 1974 the Jets are required to be purchased by a private investor upon joining the NHL as a group led by Barry Shenkarow purchases the team from Jets fans who proudly paid $25 a share to buy a piece of the team.
After the MEC fell apart, and a retirement ceremony for the Jets logo and Thomas Steen's #25 were held Operation Grassroots was started in an effort to persuade government and local buyers to construct a new arena and keep the Jets in Winnipeg.
Approximately $250,000 is raised at this rally from the citizens of Winnipeg.
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