Winnipeg Jets Select Nikita Chibrikov In The 2nd Round

Jets nab crafty winger in round 2

The Winnipeg Jets dipped into relatively untested waters with their second round pick, visiting Russia and grabbing winger Nikita Chibrikov 50th overall.  The Jets have drafted just two Russians since the team’s move to Winnipeg in 2011, spending a pair of sixth round picks in the process.  Pavel Kraskovsky, whom the Jets still own the rights to, went 164th overall in 2014, and current Manitoba Moose netminder, Mikhail Berdin, went 157th overall two years later in 2016.  Chibrikov becomes the team’s highest drafted Russian, and with good reason. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Select Forward Chaz Lucius In The First Round

Jets bolster prospect pool by drafting Chaz Lucius 18th overall

After trading draft picks the past couple of seasons for rentals and other “win-now” pieces, the Winnipeg Jets had just four selections at the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.  Despite the quantity of picks, the Jets added some quality at the draft, and Chaz Lucius is exhibit A. [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Week One Free Agency Recap

Grades and analysis from all the Jets moves since free agency opened

Trade:

To Winnipeg: C Paul Stastny, 1 year remaining at $6.5 million

To Vegas: D Carl Dahlström, 1 year remaining at $850k, conditional 2022 fourth-round pick [Read more…]

Winnipeg Jets Land Cole Perfetti With The 10th Overall Pick

Center brings high-end skill to Winnipeg Jets prospect pool – 

The Winnipeg Jets hope they’ve finally found a solution for their second-line center spot.  The Jets, have tried plugging the 2C hole with rentals in recent years. [Read more…]

Why The Winnipeg Jets Were Winners On Deadline Day

The Jets stood pat and did nothing at the NHL Trade Deadline — but is that really a bad thing?

On the weekend, I wrote an article where I said I suspected the Jets might be buyers at the deadline and listed five players I thought they should go after.  Two of those five players ended up being moved, but neither of them to Winnipeg.  In fact, the Jets didn’t make a single move.  But was it really wise to do NOTHING when you’re a hockey club on the cusp of making the playoffs?  Perhaps some added players can push you into the playoffs?  Once you’re at the dance, can’t anything happen? While this is all true, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made the right decision to stay idle on Monday. [Read more…]

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