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    Winnipeg Jets Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Winnipeg Jets to get you started: 

    Established:1997
    Stadium:Canada Life Center
    Colors:Polar night blue, aviator blue, silver, red & white
    Hall of Famers:Chris Chelios, Marian Hossa & Mark Recchi
    Hall of Fame Builders:N/A
    Rivals:Calgary Flames & Edmonton Oilers
    Legends: Chris Chelios, Marian Hossa & Mark Recchi
    Retired Numbers:N/A
    Division:Central
    Stanley Cup Titles:0

    Winnipeg Jets History

    There have actually been multiple versions of the Winnipeg Jets, and this one is the most recent. They were founded back in 1997 as the Atlanta Thrashers and would relocate to Winnipeg in May of 2011. Their original team existed in the city until 1996 when they moved to Arizona and became the Phoenix Coyotes. 

    They both shared the same “Jets” nickname, as the new franchise wanted to honor the old one. Technically the current version of the Jets owned all the trademarks and history of the old version of the franchise. However, the Arizona Coyotes hold the rights to the franchise records, but they do honor many traditions that Winnipeg used. 

    In their first game back in the city on October 9th, 2011 they went on to lose to the Montreal Canadiens. They would go on to have a rough first season back and would end up finishing the season below the .500 mark with a record of 37-35-10 and missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

    It would not get much better for them in year number two, as they would finish the season right at the .500 mark in what would end up being a shortened season. They finished the year with a record of  24-21-3 after playing only forty eight games in the 2012-13 season. 

    They finished their third year back in Winnipeg with yet another losing record and once again missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2013-14. They finished the season with a record of 37-35-10 after returning to a full eighty two game regular season schedule. 

    It was during the 2014-15 season that the Jets would make their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance since returning as they finished the year with a record of 43-26-13 and earned a Wild Card spot in the playoffs. However, they would be swept in the first round by the Anaheim Ducks.

    However, it wouldn’t take the Winnipeg Jets long to get back to their losing ways. They would go on to miss the next two Stanley Cup Playoffs. They would go on to finish the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with a combined record of 75-74-15 and would fail to win above 40 games in either season. After those two disappointing seasons they would go on to make four straight playoff appearances but never really make much noise when it mattered the most. 

    In 2017-18 the Winnipeg Jets would finish the regular season with a record of 52-20-10 which was their best season since returning in 2011. They would make it all the way to the Western Conference Finals but would eventually lose to expansion franchise Las Vegas. The Golden Knights beat them in five games after they won two playoff series against Minnesota in five games and Nashville in seven games. 

    In 2018-19, they would finish the year with a record of 47-30-5 but would find themselves ousted in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in six games by the St. Louis Blues. That season would also give them their highest regular season finish since returning, as they finished as runners up in the Central Division. 

    Due to a shortened season during the 2019–20 campaign thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Jets would make their 3rd straight Stanley Cup Playoff appearance. They finished the shortened regular season with a record of 37-28-6 and snuck into the playoffs thanks to the expanded format. However, they would lose in the qualifying round to the Calgary Flames in four games.

    During the 2020-21 season, the National Hockey League rearranged divisions and the Jets exclusively played other Canadian teams all season long. They would also go on to make their 4th straight Stanley Cup playoff appearance during the season. They would finish their second straight shortened season with a record of 30-23-3 in 56 games. Winnipeg would defeat the Edmonton Oilers in Round 1 of the playoffs but go on to lose to the Montréal Canadiens in Round 2.

    The 2021-22 season returned to a normal schedule and normal divisions, and it didn’t go well for the Jets. They finished the year with only 39 wins in 82 games and in sixth place of the Central Division. They would snap their four straight playoff appearance streak and end up just having a disappointing season overall. 

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Winnipeg Jets

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Jets’ chances closer to the start of the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021-22 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Winnipeg Jets, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Winnipeg Jets have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Winnipeg Jets.

    Preview on the Winnipeg Jets’ Head Coach: Paul Maurice

    Maurice will be entering his 24th season as a NHL head coach and his 9th with the Jets. Spanning those 24 years he had made stops in Hartford, Toronto and two in Carolina and now with Winnipeg. He has made only 9 playoff appearances including each of the last 4 years. Despite his longevity, he has yet to win a Stanley Cup and only has coached in 1 of them. Holding a career record of (62-670-125 including 99 Ties in the regular season he added 41 playoff wins and 51 playoff losses.

    Preview on the Winnipeg Jets’ Key Player: Connor Hellebuyck

    Going into his 6th season as the Jets shot stopper he is a Vezina award winner. Over the course of his career he has posted 24 shutouts. Going along with his Vezina trophy, he is a 1 time National Hockey League all-star. Logging a .917 Save percentage and 2.63 Goals Against Average he is a top NHL goaltender. The Jets are looking towards him for a solid campaign if they want to extend their playoff streak and make a run at a Stanley Cup.

    Preview on the Winnipeg Jets’ Next Best: Mark Scheifele

    Scheifele has spent his entire 9 year career with the Jets. Going into his tenth season, he has proven to be a scoring threat, putting up over 20 Goals each season in the past 6 years. Going along with his impressive goal scoring he has also added 30+ Assists in multiple years. He has also been one of the Jets best playoff performers netting 18 Goals and 13 Assists in 33 games.

    Winnipeg Jets Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    The 2021-22 season is over and we take a look back at the Winnipeg Jets betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022-23 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Jets before the start of the previous season:

    The Winnipeg Jets are coming off a decent 2020-21 season where they finished the year with a winning record and a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They ended the regular season in third place of the North Division and four games above the .500 mark with a record of 30-23-3 on the year. 

    Their odds opened up at +4000 heading into the 2021-22 National Hockey League regular season and if their offense can match up to the level that their goaltender is at, they could very well compete for a playoff spot. They will still need to fill a couple holes in their roster if they want a shot at bringing home the first Stanley Cup in franchise history during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season. 

    They will need to improve their play in their own home arena after finishing the 2020-21 season with a losing record at home. They were much better on the road and they will have to keep that up as well to remain competitive. If the Jets can find a way to win games on their own home ice and remain consistent away from home, then the entire outlook of their season could change by the second month of the year. 

    Winnipeg Jets FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Winnipeg Jets? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Winnipeg Jets play?

    The Winnipeg Jets play their home games at the Canada Life Center. 

    Who owns the Winnipeg Jets?

    The Winnipeg Jets are owned by True North Sports. 

    Have the Winnipeg Jets won the Stanley Cup?

    The Winnipeg Jets have never won a Stanley Cup. 

    Who is the Winnipeg Jets general manager?

    Kevin Cheveldayoff is the manager of the Winnipeg Jets. 

    Do the Winnipeg Jets play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Winnipeg Jets are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Winnipeg Jets games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Winnipeg Jets record?

    The Winnipeg Jets had a 39-32-11 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season. 

    Did the Winnipeg Jets win last night?

    Fans of the Winnipeg Jets are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Winnipeg Jets worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Winnipeg Jets are worth $575 million. 

    Who do the Winnipeg Jets play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Winnipeg Jets play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Winnipeg Jets?

    You can watch the Winnipeg Jets games on TV channels like TSN3.

    Will the Winnipeg Jets make the playoffs this year?

    For the 2021-22 season, the Winnipeg Jets didn’t make the playoffs, as they finished 6th in their division with a record of 39-32-11. 

    Will the Winnipeg Jets get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The order of the draft will be finalized at the end of the 2021-22 season, and it is confirmed that the Winnipeg Jets did not have the first overall pick.

    When do the Winnipeg Jets play?

    Winnipeg Jets fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Winnipeg Jets finish the season?

    The Winnipeg Jets finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 6th place in the Central Division and in 19th place in the NHL overall. 

    How many games did the Winnipeg Jets win?

    The Winnipeg Jets won 39 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.