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2015–16 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 7th Central
Conference 11th Western
2015–16 record 35–39–8
Home record 18–19–4
Road record 17–20–4
Goals for 215
Goals against 239
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Andrew Ladd (Oct-Feb)
Vacant (Feb-Apr)
Alternate captains Mark Stuart
Blake Wheeler
Arena MTS Centre
Average attendance 15,294 (101.9%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Mark Scheifele (29)
Assists Blake Wheeler (52)
Points Blake Wheeler (78)
Penalties in minutes Dustin Byfuglien (119)
Wins Connor Hellebuyck
Ondrej Pavelec (13)
Goals against average Connor Hellebuyck (2.34)

The 2015–16 Winnipeg Jets season was the 17th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997, and the fifth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since the franchise relocated from Atlanta prior to the start of the 2011–12 NHL season.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2015–16 Game Log[3]

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 82 26 52 78 8 49
Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele 71 29 32 61 16 48
Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien 81 19 34 53 4 119
Little, BryanBryan Little 57 17 25 42 −13 12
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 71 9 32 41 −11 36
Stafford, DrewDrew Stafford 78 21 17 38 −23 28
Ehlers, NikolajNikolaj Ehlers 72 15 23 38 3 21
Ladd, AndrewAndrew Ladd

|| 59 || 17 || 17 || 34 || −10 || 39

Myers, TylerTyler Myers 73 9 18 27 6 72
Burmistrov, AlexanderAlexander Burmistrov 81 7 14 21 −11 32
Trouba, JacobJacob Trouba 81 6 15 21 10 62
Lowry, AdamAdam Lowry 74 7 10 17 −9 53
Enstrom, TobiasTobias Enstrom 72 2 14 16 8 44
Copp, AndrewAndrew Copp 77 7 6 13 8 6
Thorburn, ChrisChris Thorburn 82 6 6 12 −1 81
Chiarot, BenBen Chiarot 70 1 9 10 −9 43
Armia, JoelJoel Armia 43 4 6 10 2 12
Dano, MarkoMarko Dano

|| 21 || 4 || 4 || 8 || −7 || 8

Petan, NicNic Petan 26 2 4 6 2 10
Peluso, AnthonyAnthony Peluso 35 1 4 5 4 44
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart 64 1 2 3 −7 66
Halischuk, MattMatt Halischuk 30 0 3 3 1 4
Kosmachuk, ScottScott Kosmachuk 8 0 3 3 1 2
Postma, PaulPaul Postma 26 2 0 2 −3 4
Lipon, JCJC Lipon 9 0 1 1 0 5
Pardy, AdamAdam Pardy

|| 14 || 0 || 1 || 1 || −3 || 8

Cormier, PatricePatrice Cormier 2 0 0 0 0 0
Melchiori, JulianJulian Melchiori 11 0 0 0 1 0
Morrissey, JoshJosh Morrissey 1 0 0 0 0 0
De Leo, ChaseChase De Leo 2 0 0 0 1 0
Tanev, BrandonBrandon Tanev 3 0 0 0 0 2

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Pavelec, OndrejOndrej Pavelec 33 31 1,899 13 13 4 88 2.78 918 .904 1 0 0 0
Hutchinson, MichaelMichael Hutchinson 30 25 1,586 9 15 3 75 2.84 805 .907 0 0 0 0
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck 26 26 1,433 13 11 1 56 2.34 683 .918 2 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Jets. Stats reflect time with the Jets only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Jets only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

RosterEdit

Suspensions/finesEdit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Alexander Burmistrov Elbowing Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon during NHL Game No. 118 in Winnipeg on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 13:11 of the second period. $4,166.67 October 26, 2015[6]
Nikolaj Ehlers Diving/Embellishment during NHL Game No. 547 in Winnipeg on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. $2,000.00 January 7, 2016[7]
Tyler Myers Cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels during NHL Game No. 638 in Winnipeg on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 12:55 of the third period. $5,000.00 January 13, 2016[8]
Drew Stafford High-sticking Colorado Avalanche forward Nick Holden during NHL Game No. 785 in Denver on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 15:15 of the second period. 1 game $23,387.10 February 8, 2016[9]

Awards and honoursEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Byfuglien, D.D. Byfuglien NHL All-Star game selection[10] January 6, 2016

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Petan, N.N. Petan 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2015
Ehlers, N.N. Ehlers 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2015
N. Ehlers 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 9, 2015
N. Ehlers 1st Career NHL Goal October 13, 2015
Ladd, A.A. Ladd 700th Career NHL Game October 27, 2015
Perreault, M.M. Perreault 300th Career NHL Game October 29, 2015
Stafford, D.D. Stafford 600th Career NHL Game October 31, 2015
Myers, T.T. Myers 400th Career NHL Game October 31, 2015
Copp, A.A. Copp 1st Career NHL Goal October 31, 2015
Hellebuyck, C.C. Hellebuyck 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Win
November 27, 2015
Perreault, M.M. Perreault 100th Career NHL Assist December 2, 2015
Scheifele, M.M. Scheifele 100th Career NHL Point December 2, 2015
Stuart, M.M. Stuart 600th Career NHL Game December 21, 2015


TransactionsEdit

Winnipeg has been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
February 25, 2016 To Chicago Blackhawks
Andrew LaddNote 1 
Jay Harrison
Matt Fraser
To Winnipeg Jets
Marko Dano
1st-round pick in 2016
conditional 3rd-round pick in 2018
[11]
  • Note 1 Winnipeg to retain 36% ($1.584 million) of salary as part of trade.

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Matt Fraser Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $650,000 [12]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Andrew MacWilliam Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $600,000 [13]
October 6, 2015 (2015-10-06) Thomas Raffl Red Bull Salzburg 1 year, $575,000 [14]
March 30, 2016 (2016-03-30) Brandon Tanev Providence College 1 year, $925,000 [15]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Michael Frolik Calgary Flames 5 years, $21.5 million [16]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Eric O'Dell Ottawa Senators 1 year, $700,000 [17]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Will O'Neill Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year, $575,000 [18]
July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07) Keaton Ellerby Barys Astana (KHL) 1 year [19]
September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17) Jiri Tlusty New Jersey Devils 1 year, $800,000 [20]
October 3, 2015 (2015-10-03) Lee Stempniak New Jersey Devils 1 year, $850,000 [21]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Adam Pardy Edmonton Oilers February 29, 2016 [22]

Lost via retirementEdit

Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) Drew Stafford 2 years, $8.7 million [23]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Adam Pardy 1 year, $1 million [24]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Matt Halischuk 1 year, $750,000 [25]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Alexander Burmistrov 2 years, 3.1 million [26]
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) Patrice Cormier 1 year, $650,000 [12]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Brendan Lemieux 3 year, $3.375 million entry-level contract [27]
July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) Paul Postma 2 years, $1.775 million [28]
February 8, 2016 (2016-02-08) Dustin Byfuglien 5 years, $38 million contract extension [29]
April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11) Kyle Connor 3 years, $5.325 million entry-level contract [30]
June 1, 2016 (2016-06-01) Nelson Nogier 3 years, $2.32 million entry-level contract [31]
June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21) Michael Hutchinson 2 years, $2.3 million [32]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Winnipeg Jets draft picks

Below are the Winnipeg Jets' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Kyle Connor Left Wing Flag of the United States United States Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
1 25[a] Jack Roslovic Centre Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team Development Program
2 47 Jansen Harkins Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
3 78 Erik Foley Left Wing Flag of the United States United States Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL)
4 108 Michael Spacek Right Wing Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Pardubice (Czech)
6 168 Mason Appleton Centre Flag of the United States United States Tri-City Storm (USHL)
7 198 Sami Niku Defense Flag of Finland Finland JYP (Liiga)
7 203[b] Matteo Gennaro Centre Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
Draft notes[33]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 19. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
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  4. 2015–2016 – Regular Season – Winnipeg Jets – All Skaters – Summary – Points – NHL.com – Stats. NHL.
  5. 2015–2016 – Regular Season – Winnipeg Jets – Goalie – Summary – Wins – NHL.com – Stats. NHL.
  6. Jets' Burmistrov fined for elbowing Wild's Spurgeon. NHL (October 26, 2015).
  7. The NHL fine Devils' Bobby Farnham and Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers $2,000 each for diving. NHL (January 7, 2016).
  8. Jets' Myers fined $5,000 for cross-checking. NHL (January 13, 2016).
  9. Jets' Stafford suspended one game. NHL (February 8, 2016).
  10. Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal. NHL (January 6, 2016).
  11. Jets acquire Dano, first round draft choice from Chicago in exchange for Ladd, Harrison & Fraser. nhl.com (February 25, 2016). Retrieved on February 25, 2016.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Jets agree to terms with Cormier, Fraser. NHL.com (July 2, 2015). Retrieved on July 2, 2015.
  13. Jets agree to terms with Andrew MacWilliam. NHL.com (July 3, 2015). Retrieved on July 3, 2015.
  14. Jets sign Thomas Raffl. NHL.com (October 6, 2015). Retrieved on October 6, 2015.
  15. Jets sign Brandon Tanev. NHL.com (March 30, 2016). Retrieved on March 30, 2016.
  16. Flames sign Michael Frolik to multi-year contract
  17. Ottawa Senators (July 1, 2015). News Release: Senators agree to terms with forward Eric O'Dell on a one-year, two-way contract. Press release.
  18. Penguins Sign Defenseman Will O’Neill
  19. Barys add defenseman to squad (Russian). Barys Astana (2015-07-07). Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved on 2015-07-07.
  20. TLUSTY, DEVILS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACT. nhl.com. Retrieved on September 17, 2015.
  21. STEMPNIAK, DEVILS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACT. nhl.com. Retrieved on October 7, 2015.
  22. BLOG: Oilers claim Pardy & Cracknell. nhl.com. Retrieved on February 29, 2016.
  23. Jets Agree to Terms With Drew Stafford. NHL.com (June 30, 2015). Retrieved on June 30, 2015.
  24. Jets agree to terms with Adam Pardy. NHL.com (July 1, 2015). Retrieved on July 1, 2015.
  25. Jets agree to terms with Matt Halischuk. NHL.com (July 1, 2015). Retrieved on July 1, 2015.
  26. Jets agree to terms with Alexander Burmistrov. NHL.com (July 1, 2015). Retrieved on July 1, 2015.
  27. Jets agree to terms with Brendan Lemieux. NHL.com (July 3, 2015). Retrieved on July 3, 2015.
  28. Jets agree to terms with Paul Postma. NHL.com (July 10, 2015). Retrieved on July 10, 2015.
  29. Jets sign Dustin Byfuglien to contract extension. NHL.com (February 8, 2016). Retrieved on February 8, 2016.
  30. Jets sign Kyle Connor. NHL.com (April 11, 2016). Retrieved on April 12, 2016.
  31. Jets sign Nelson Nogier. NHL.com (June 1, 2016). Retrieved on June 20, 2016.
  32. Jets agree to terms with Michael Hutchinson. NHL.com (June 21, 2016). Retrieved on June 21, 2016.
  33. 2015 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 3, 2015.
  34. SABRES ACQUIRE KANE, BOGOSIAN & KASDORF FROM WINNIPEG (February 11, 2015). Retrieved on February 11, 2015.
  35. Jets acquire Tlusty for two draft picks (February 25, 2015). Retrieved on February 25, 2015.
  36. Jets clinch berth despite shootout loss to Avalanche (April 9, 2015). Retrieved on April 9, 2015.
  37. Notes from the 2014 NHL Draft (June 28, 2014). Retrieved on June 28, 2014.
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