Winnipeg Jets Final Report Card: Def/Goal/Special Teams

Winnipeg Jets grades for the defencemen, goaltenders and special teams – 

With some unbelievable goaltending down the stretch by the much maligned Ondrej Pavelec, the Jets clinched their first playoff spot since their relocation to Winnipeg.  After reaching an all-time low after “the goal” in St. Louis it looked like he might be done but he rattled off an impressive streak and wrestled away the starting job from Michael Hutchinson.

The Jets blue-line was like a revolving door of injuries.  Toss in a Buff suspension and this group really relied on their depth defencemen and they did a great job of keeping the ship afloat.

The Winnipeg Jets special teams were up and down all year.  The PP finished 18th overall while the PK finished in 13th place overall in percentage but allowed 56 goals total which was 26th in the league.  The Winnipeg Jets gave up the MOST PP opportunities in the whole league and that needs to change next year although in the final quarter they were much more disciplined and really cut down their PP chances against.

Below are my final grades for the 2014-15 season.  I assign two grades; first (hockey grade) is just strictly what you see is what you get and the second (ROI) is weighed against salary or “bang for your buck”.  

Please feel free to add your grades or opinions on any player/players you feel I have over-rated or short-changed.

2015 def final  

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