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2016–17 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 5th Central
Conference 9th Western
2016–17 record 40–35–7
Home record 22–18–1
Road record 18–17–6
Goals for 249
Goals against 256
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Blake Wheeler
Alternate captains Dustin Byfuglien
Mark Scheifele
Arena MTS Centre
Average attendance 15,731 (107.5%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Patrik Laine (36)
Assists Mark Scheifele (50)
Points Mark Scheifele (82)
Penalties in minutes Dustin Byfuglien (117)
Wins Connor Hellebuyck (26)
Goals against average Connor Hellebuyck (2.89)

The 2016–17 Winnipeg Jets season was the 18th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997, and the sixth in Winnipeg, Manitoba since the franchise relocated from Atlanta prior to the start of the 2011–12 NHL season.[2]

Off-seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Game Log[4]

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

Playoffs Edit

The Jets did not qualify for the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele 79 32 50 82 18 38
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 82 26 48 74 6 47
Laine, PatrikPatrik Laine 73 36 28 64 7 26
Ehlers, NikolajNikolaj Ehlers 82 25 39 64 1 38
Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien 80 13 39 52 10 117
Little, BryanBryan Little 59 21 26 47 −7 18
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 65 13 32 45 −11 30
Trouba, JacobJacob Trouba 60 8 25 33 4 54
Lowry, AdamAdam Lowry 82 15 14 29 1 52
Morrissey, JoshJosh Morrissey 82 6 14 20 6 38
Armia, JoelJoel Armia 57 10 9 19 −8 20
Copp, AndrewAndrew Copp 64 9 8 17 8 18
Enstrom, TobiasTobias Enstrom 60 1 13 14 –7 42
Postma, PaulPaul Postma 65 1 13 14 3 15
Stafford, DrewDrew Stafford

|| 40 || 4 || 9 || 13 || –2 || 12

Petan, NicNic Petan 54 1 12 13 −13 12
Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias 45 8 4 12 0 13
Chiarot, BenBen Chiarot 59 2 10 12 2 33
Dano, MarkoMarko Dano 38 4 7 11 0 10
Myers, TylerTyler Myers 11 2 3 5 5 13
Connor, KyleKyle Connor 20 2 3 5 −7 4
Thorburn, ChrisChris Thorburn 64 3 1 4 −7 95
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart 42 2 2 4 4 27
Tanev, BrandonBrandon Tanev 51 2 2 4 −6 26
Strait, BrianBrian Strait 5 0 2 2 –1 0
Melchiori, JulianJulian Melchiori 18 0 2 2 0 8
Burmistrov, AlexanderAlexander Burmistrov

|| 23 || 0 || 2 || 2 || −6 || 6

Roslovic, JackJack Roslovic 1 0 0 0 –1 0
Nogier, NelsonNelson Nogier 10 0 0 0 –1 5
Howden, QuintonQuinton Howden 5 0 0 0 1 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[6]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck 56 53 3,033:31 26 19 4 146 2.89 1,572 .907 4 0 0 0
Hutchinson, MichaelMichael Hutchinson 28 20 1,378:20 9 12 3 67 2.92 690 .903 1 0 0 0
Pavelec, OndrejOndrej Pavelec 8 8 439:30 4 4 0 26 3.55 233 .888 0 0 0 0
Comrie, EricEric Comrie 1 1 59:18 1 0 0 4 4.05 39 .897 0 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

TransactionsEdit

Winnipeg has been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 24, 2016 To Philadelphia Flyers
CHI's 1st-round pick in 2016
2nd-round pick in 2016
To Winnipeg Jets
1st-round pick in 2016
3rd-round pick in 2016
[7]
June 25, 2016 To Montreal Canadiens
7th-round pick in 2016
To Winnipeg Jets
7th-round pick in 2017
[8]
March 1, 2017 To Boston Bruins
Drew Stafford
To Winnipeg Jets
conditional 6th-round pick in 2018
[9]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Shawn Matthias Colorado Avalanche 2 years, $4.25 million [10]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Quinton Howden Florida Panthers 1 year, $650,000 [11]
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Brian Strait New York Islanders 1 year, $600,000 [12]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01) Andrew MacWilliam New Jersey Devils 1 year, $575,000 [13]
July 11, 2016 (2016-07-11) Thomas Raffl Red Bull Salzburg Undisclosed [14]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers Ref
Alexander Burmistrov Arizona Coyotes January 2, 2017 [15]

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref
June 1, 2016 Grant Clitsome [16]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Julian Melchiori 2 years, $1.25 million [17]
July 2, 2016 (2016-07-02) Jamie Phillips 2 years, $1.35 million entry-level contract [17]
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) Patrik Laine 3 years, $10.725 million entry-level contract [18]
July 7, 2016 (2016-07-07) Mathieu Perreault 4 years, $16.5 million contract extension [19]
July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) Brenden Kichton 1 year, $600,000 [20]
July 8, 2016 (2016-07-08) Mark Scheifele 8 years, $49 million contract extension [21]
July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14) Joel Armia 2 years, $1.85 million contract extension [22]
July 14, 2016 (2016-07-14) Adam Lowry 2 years, $2.25 million contract extension [22]
July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18) Jack Roslovic 3 years, $3.4125 million entry-level contract [23]
July 21, 2016 (2016-07-21) Brandon Tanev 1 year, $874,125 [24]
August 15, 2016 (2016-08-15) JC Lipon 1 year, $650,000 [25]
November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07) Jacob Trouba 2 years, $6 million contract extension [26]
December 6, 2016 (2016-12-06) Logan Stanley 3 years, $3.4125 million entry-level contract [27]
March 30, 2016 (2016-03-30) Tucker Poolman 1 year, $1.775 million entry-level contract [28]
April 7, 2016 (2016-04-07) Jansen Harkins 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract [29]
May 15, 2017 (2017-05-15) Sami Niku 3 years, $2.75 million entry-level [30]
June 1, 2017 (2017-06-01) Michael Spacek 3 years, $2.55 million entry-level [31]
June 13, 2017 (2017-06-13) Marko Dano 1 year, $850,000 contract extension [32]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Winnipeg Jets draft picks

Below are the Winnipeg Jets' selections at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Patrik Laine RW Flag of Finland Finland Tappara (Liiga)
1 18[a] Logan Stanley D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
3 79[b] Luke Green D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
4 97 Jacob Cederholm D Flag of Sweden Sweden HV71 (SHL)
5 127 Jordan Stallard C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
6 157 Mikhail Berdin G Flag of Russia Russia Russia U18 (MHL)
Notes
The Philadelphia Flyers' first-round pick went to the Winnipeg Jets as the result of a trade on June 24, 2016 that sent Chicago's first-round pick and a second-round pick both in 2016 (22nd and 36th overall) to Philadelphia in exchange for a third-round pick in 2016 (79th overall) and this pick.[33]
  • The Winnipeg Jets' second-round pick went to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on June 24, 2016 that sent a first and third-round pick both in 2016 (18th and 79th overall) to Winnipeg in exchange for Chicago's first-round pick in 2016 (22nd overall) and this pick.[33]
  • The Winnipeg Jets' third round pick went to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on February 25, 2015 that sent Jiri Tlusty to Winnipeg in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[34]
  • [b]
The Philadelphia Flyers' third-round pick went to the Winnipeg Jets as the result of a trade on June 24, 2016 that sent Chicago's first-round pick and a second-round pick both in 2016 (22nd and 36th overall) to Philadelphia in exchange for a first-round pick in 2016 (18th overall) and this pick.[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. 
  3. Jets announce 2016 preseason schedule - Winnipeg Jets - News Articles. Winnipeg Jets (June 7, 2016). Retrieved on June 24, 2016.
  4. 2016-2017 Regular Season Schedule/Results - Winnipeg Jets - Complete Winnipeg Jets Team Schedule. Winnipeg Jets. Retrieved on June 24, 2016.
  5. 2015–2016 – Regular Season – Winnipeg Jets – All Skaters – Summary – Points – NHL.com – Stats. NHL.
  6. 2015–2016 – Regular Season – Winnipeg Jets – Goalie – Summary – Wins – NHL.com – Stats. NHL.
  7. Jets select Logan Stanley 18th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. nhl.com (June 24, 2016). Retrieved on June 28, 2016.
  8. Jets make four selections on Day 2 of the NHL Draft. nhl.com (June 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 28, 2016.
  9. Jets acquire draft pick from Boston for Drew Stafford. nhl.com (June 24, 2016). Retrieved on March 1, 2017.
  10. Jets agree to terms with Shawn Matthias. NHL.com (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  11. Jets agree to terms with Quinton Howden. NHL.com (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  12. Jets agree to terms with Brian Strait. NHL.com (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  13. Defenseman Andrew MacWilliam signs one-year contract. NHL.com (July 1, 2016). Retrieved on July 17, 2016.
  14. Thomas Raffl back in Salzburg. EC Salzburg (July 11, 2016). Retrieved on August 26, 2016.
  15. Coyotes Claim Burmistrov off Waivers. Arizona Coyotes. Retrieved on January 3, 2017.
  16. Grant Clitsome announces retirement (1 June 2016). Retrieved on 18 November 2016.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Jets agree to terms with Melchiori & Phillips. NHL.com (July 2, 2016). Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  18. Jets sign Patrik Laine. NHL.com (July 3, 2016). Retrieved on July 5, 2016.
  19. Jets extend Mathieu Perreault. NHL.com (July 7, 2016). Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  20. Jets re-sign Brenden Kichton. NHL.com (July 8, 2016). Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  21. Jets agree to terms with Mark Scheifele. NHL.com (July 8, 2016). Retrieved on July 11, 2016.
  22. 22.0 22.1 Jets re-sign Joel Armia & Adam Lowry. NHL.com (July 14, 2016). Retrieved on July 15, 2016.
  23. Jets sign Jack Roslovic to an ELC. Twitter (July 18, 2016). Retrieved on July 18, 2016.
  24. Jets agree to terms with Brandon Tanev. NHL.com (July 21, 2016). Retrieved on July 21, 2016.
  25. Jets agree to terms with Lipon. NHL.com (August 15, 2016). Retrieved on August 16, 2016.
  26. Jets, Trouba agree to two-year, $6M contract. TSN.ca (November 7, 2016). Retrieved on January 24, 2017.
  27. Jets sign Logan Stanley. Winnipeg Jets (December 6, 2016). Retrieved on December 7, 2016.
  28. Jets sign Tucker Poolman. Winnipeg Jets (March 30, 2017). Retrieved on June 6, 2017.
  29. Jets sign Jansen Harkins. Winnipeg Jets (April 7, 2017). Retrieved on June 6, 2017.
  30. Jets sign Sami Niku to entry-level contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2017.
  31. Jets agree to terms with Michael Spacek. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 3, 2017.
  32. Jets agree to terms with Marko Dano. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 14, 2017.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Jets select Laine at No. 2, Stanley at No. 18 (June 24, 2016). Retrieved on June 24, 2016.
  34. Jets Acquire Jiri Tlusty From Carolina Hurricanes (February 25, 2015). Retrieved on February 25, 2015.
  35. Draft Day Recap (June 25, 2016). Retrieved on June 25, 2016.
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