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The current Winnipeg Jets originate back to the Atlanta Thrashers, which joined the league during the 1999 Expansion. The Thrashers struggled during their existence with only one postseason appearance in 12 seasons. Following the 2010-11 season, they relocated to Winnipeg to bring back the Jets franchise name. The Jets have had moderate success since relocating with five postseason appearances in 11 seasons. 

Jets: 3 Goaltending Options to Be Connor Hellebuyck’s Successor

The most important position in hockey is goaltending and for many teams lucky enough to have a bonafide number-one goaltender, his reign can only last so long. If there isn’t an option to take over the crease, times could be pretty bumpy until one is developed. Very few teams are able to transition from one elite goaltender to another without issue. As we all know, they are a bit of a different breed in more ways than one. The Winnipeg Jets have heard all the rumours of Connor Hellebuyck being traded since the Jets were ousted from the playoffs. That…

Jets’ Prospect Brad Lambert Impresses in 2022-23 WHL Season

The Brad Lambert selection, which was the 30th overall pick of the 2022 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, has been viewed up until this point as a high-risk, high-reward pick. The talent was on display as he was regarded as top-10 in that aspect heading into the draft, but he had not produced at a high level just yet. That brings us to this past season, where if you’re a Jets fan or the organization itself, you could not have asked for a better season from the late first-round pick. Brad Lambert Dominated the Western Hockey League It has…

NHL Rumors: Jets, Ducks, Sabres, Oilers, Canadiens

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, what might be a few of the potential landing spots for Mark Scheifele of the Winnipeg Jets? Meanwhile, the Anaheim Ducks have hired a new head coach. The Buffalo Sabres have identified a goaltender as their top priority and the Edmonton Oilers are looking at upgrades for their top six. Finally, the Montreal Canadiens have locked up Cole Caufield to a long-term, eight-year deal. What Teams Might Be Interested in Mark Scheifele? Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun writes that a Scheifele trade would be extremely difficult for the Jets given what he means to…

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What year were the Winnipeg Jets founded?

The current Winnipeg Jets originate back to the Atlanta Thrashers, which joined the league during the 1999 Expansion.

When did the Winnipeg Jets play their first game?

The Jets played their first game (as the Atlanta Thrashers) on Oct. 2, 1999, against the New Jersey Devils. They lost the game 4-1.

Who is the current head coach of the Winnipeg Jets?

Rick Bowness is the current head coach for the Winnipeg Jets.