Winnipeg Jets

hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Winnipeg Jets are an ice hockey team that plays in the NHL. The team plays in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at Canada Life Centre. They were founded in 2011 when the Atlanta Thrashers were bought by Winnipeg-based company, True North Sports and Entertainment and were moved back to Winnipeg. The team announced the Winnipeg Jets as their name when they selected 7th in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on June 25, 2011. Kevin Cheveldayoff was named its first General Manager on June 8, 2011 and Claude Noel was named the new head coach of the Jets on June 23, 2011.[1][2]

Winnipeg Jets
2022–23 Winnipeg Jets season
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 1999
History Atlanta Thrashers
19992011 (NHL)
Winnipeg Jets
2011present (NHL)
Home arena Canada Life Centre
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
Colors Polar Night Blue, White, Aviator Blue, Silver


Media TSN 3
TSN Radio (1290 AM)
Owner(s) True North Sports and Entertainment
(Mark Chipman, chairman)
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Head coach Rick Bowness
Captain Blake Wheeler
Minor league affiliates Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 0
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 0

The original Winnipeg Jets played in the NHL from 1972 to 1996. This team is now known as the Arizona Coyotes.

References change

  1. "Cheveldayoff takes Winnipeg general manager's job". Archived from the original on 2011-06-23. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  2.[permanent dead link]

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