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Jets' Dylan Samberg: Inks entry-level deal
Samberg signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Winnipeg on Tuesday.
Samberg -- who was selected by the Jets with the 43rd overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft -- will forgo his senior season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in order to jump to the professional ranks. In 109 collegiate appearances for the Bulldogs, the 21-year-old garnered nine goals and 44 helpers. Given the club's uncertainty on the blue line, the Minnesota native could find himself competing for a spot on the 23-man roster at training camp, though a stint in the minors is more likely.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Leading league in shutouts
Hellebuyck currently leads the NHL with six shutouts in 58 appearances.
Hellebuyck has enjoyed another strong season as the Jets' unquestioned workhorse in goal, posting a 31-21-5 record while maintaining a 2.57 GAA and .922 save percentage. The 26-year-old American will continue to be a top fantasy option at his position for years to come.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mark Scheifele: Tied for team scoring lead
Scheifele has 29 goals and 73 points through 71 games this season.
Scheifele and Kyle Connor are tied for the Jets' scoring lead with 73 points each. The 27-year-old is on pace for his third 80-plus-point campaign in the last four years should the NHL complete a full 82-game season. Either way, this is Scheifele's fifth straight season with at least 20 goals and 60 points.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mark Letestu: Back from conditioning
Letestu (illness) returned from his conditioning assignment with AHL Manitoba on Monday.
Letestu has been out since October after being diagnosed with Myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. Depending on when the NHL season resumes, the 35-year-old forward may be ready to join the team for its next contest. He was held without a point in his first seven games this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Josh Morrissey: Ties career mark
Morrissey collected an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.
Morrissey garnered a secondary apple on Kyle Connor's empty-net tally, effectively tying his career high in points (31). A heady defenseman with deft passing skills, Morrissey is making a strong case to command more than the $3.15 million AAV on his current two-year deal.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Blake Wheeler: Pushes point streak to six
Wheeler picked up a goal and an assist and had a pair of shots in a 4-2 win over the Oilers on Wednesday.
Wheeler got the Jets on the board midway through the second period and later drew the secondary assist on Kyle Connor's game-winner early in the final frame. Wheeler extended his point streak to six games (one goal, seven assists) and has found the scoresheet in 10 of his last 11 contests. After back-to-back 91-point campaigns, Wheeler has enjoyed another productive season with 22 goals and 43 assists in 71 games.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Patrik Laine: Nearing another 30-goal campaign
Laine scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
Laine gave the Jets a 2-1 lead late in the second period with his 28th goal of the season. He's bidding to reach the 30-goal clip for the fourth time in as man seasons and, with 63 points in 68 games, has a chance to surpass the career-high 70 he had as a sophomore in 2017-18. Laine has points in three straight games, collecting two goals and two assists.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Kyle Connor: Scores twice in final frame
Connor tallied a pair of goals on four shots and had two PIM in a 4-2 win over Edmonton on Wednesday.
Connor potted the game-winning goal just 29 seconds into the third period, then sealed the victory with an empty-netter in the final minute. They were the 37th and 38th goals of the season for Connor, who has lit the lamp in six of his last seven games, with a scorching eight goals and 10 points in that span. The 23-year-old also eclipsed the 200-point plateau for his career with his two-goal performance.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Carries squad to road win
Hellebuyck stopped 36 of 38 shots in a 4-2 win over Edmonton on Wednesday.
Hellebuyck was dynamite from start to finish in a game in which the Jets were outshot 38-24. The 26-year-old is absolutely locked in right now, winning his first four March starts with a .962 save percentage. He's only allowed a total of five goals during that stretch while improving to 31-21-5 on the year. Back-to-back games at Calgary and Vancouver await Saturday and Sunday, respectively.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Starting in Edmonton
Hellebuyck will start between the pipes in Wednesday's road game versus the Oilers, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Hellebuyck has been seemingly unbeatable of late, stringing together three straight wins while posting an exceptional 1.00 GAA and .968 save percentage. The 26-year-old American will attempt to secure his 31st victory of the campaign in a road matchup with an Edmonton squad that's gone 17-10-6 at home this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mark Letestu: Headed out on assignment
Letestu (illness) was activated off injured reserve and sent down to AHL Manitoba on a conditioning assignment Monday.
While this is certainly a step in the right direction, Letestu should still be considered out indefinitely. Even after a few games in the minors, the Alberta native is far from a lock for the lineup with the Jets, though Nick Shore figures to be the most likely candidate relegated to the press box.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Andrew Copp: Registers assist in win
Copp snagged an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Copp remains stuck in a 13-game goalless streak during which he's registered five helpers, 20 shots and seven hits while averaging 18:21 of ice time. The Ann Arbor native could see an uptick in production now that Adam Lowry is back anchoring the third line.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Blake Wheeler: Extends point streak
Wheeler grabbed an assist versus the Coyotes on Monday, bringing his point streak to six games.
Despite his recent run of productivity, Wheeler remains bogged down in a six-game goal drought dating back to Feb. 23 versus Buffalo. The 33-year-old is set to miss the 90-point mark for the first time since 2016-17 but should still have time to reach 70.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Patrik Laine: Earns assist in win
Laine recorded one assist, two shots and one hit versus Arizona on Monday.
Laine appears to have bounced back from his four-game pointless streak with points in his previous two appearances. The Finnish winger has racked up 62 points in 67 contests this year and should be capable of reaching the 70-point mark for the second time in his four-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Tucker Poolman: First two-point game as NHLer
Poolman had a goal and an assist and recorded three shots on goal in Monday's 4-2 win over Arizona.
Poolman sprung Nikolaj Ehlers for a breakaway goal to get the Jets on the board early in the second period, then buried an Ehlers rebound later in the frame to tie the game at 2-2. It was the first multi-point performance in 80 NHL games for the 26-year-old, who has two goals and an assist in three March games after going all of January without hitting the scoresheet. Poolman has four goals and 16 points in 56 games for the season.... See More ... See Less