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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 six postseason appearances in 12 seasons. 

Projected Lineups for the Jets vs Avalanche – 4/13/24

The Winnipeg Jets take on the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena this afternoon. Here are the projected/expected lineups, sourced from NHL.com staff writers, independent correspondents and others. JETS (49-24-6) at AVALANCHE (49-24-6) 4 p.m. ET; ALT, TSN3 Jets projected lineup Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Gabriel Vilardi Nikolaj Ehlers — Sean Monahan — Tyler Toffoli David Gustafsson — Adam Lowry — Mason Appleton Morgan Barron — Vladislav Namestnikov — Alex Iafallo Josh Morrissey — Dylan DeMelo Brenden Dillon — Neal Pionk Dylan Samberg — Logan Stanley Connor Hellebuyck Laurent Brossoit Scratched: Rasmus Kupari, Cole Perfetti, Nate Schmidt, Colin Miller Injured: Nino Niederreiter…

Winnipeg Jets’ Line Combinations in Flux Ahead of Playoff Run

The line combinations have dominated headlines in Winnipeg for weeks now, and those conversations continued through the Jets’ six-game losing streak. Now with the Jets having won five straight games, the lines are beginning to take shape for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where it’s looking likely that the Jets will be facing the Colorado Avalanche in round one. For months, the Jets’ top-six line combinations have been in flux. During this winning streak and with just three games remaining until the playoffs, they have plenty of options as they gear up for round 1, game 1 of the Stanley Cup…

Jets’ Nikolaj Ehlers Scores 200th NHL Goal

Nikolaj Ehlers reached a solid career milestone for the Winnipeg Jets in a highly important game against the Dallas Stars. Scoring the 200th goal of his NHL career, he became the first Danish player to reach that mark in league history. With 453 points in 602 games, the 28-year-old has already hit some impressive marks. The Jets, who can surpass the Colorado Avalanche for second place in the Central Division if they beat the Stars, need every goal they can get at this stage of the season. Ehlers delivered, scoring his 24th of this campaign for 57 points in 79…

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Projected Lineups for the Jets vs Wild – 4/6/24

The Winnipeg Jets take on the Minnesota Wild at Excel Energy Center tonight. Here are the projected/expected lineups, sourced from NHL.com staff writers, independent correspondents and others. JETS (46-24-6) at WILD (36-30-9) 4 p.m. ET; BSWIX, BSN, TSN3 Jets projected lineup Nikolaj Ehlers — Mark Scheifele — Gabriel Vilardi Kyle Connor — Sean…

3 Jets Unlikely to Return in 2024-25

The Winnipeg Jets, between their active NHL roster and American Hockey League roster, have 10 pending unrestricted free agents (UFAs.) Here, we’ll look at three who are unlikely to return. Laurent Brossoit Laurent Brossoit, by playing so well, has most likely played himself right off the Jets. The recently-turned-31-year-old, by…

 

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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.