2019–20 Winnipeg Jets
Division 5th Central
Conference 9th Western
2019–20 record 37–28–6
Home record 20–14–3
Road record 17–14–3
Goals for 216
Goals against 203
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Blake Wheeler
Alternate captains Dustin Byfuglien (Oct.–Apr.)
Josh Morrissey
Mark Scheifele
Arena Bell MTS Place
Team leaders
Goals Kyle Connor (38)
Assists Mark Scheifele (44)
Points Kyle Connor
Mark Scheifele (73)
Penalties in minutes Mark Scheifele (45)
Wins Connor Hellebuyck (31)
Goals against average Connor Hellebuyck (2.57)

The 2019–20 Winnipeg Jets season was the 21st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 25, 1997, and the ninth in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since the franchise relocated from Atlanta prior to the start of the 2011–12 NHL season.[1]

The season was suspended by the league officials on March 12, 2020, after several other professional and collegiate sports organizations followed suit as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[2][3] On May 26, the NHL regular season was officially declared over with the remaining games being cancelled.[4] The Jets advanced to the playoffs and faced the Calgary Flames in the qualifying round, losing in a four game series.[5]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The Jets lost their season opener 6–4 to the New York Rangers on October 3.[6][7] The Jets struggled in the opening month of October, compiling a 6–7–0 record with 12 points out of a possible 26 to start the season.

Standings[edit | edit source]

Divisional standings[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Central Division standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 St.Louis Blues 71 42 19 10 33 225 193 .662
2 Colorado Avalanche 70 42 20 8 37 237 191 .657
3 Dallas Stars 69 37 24 8 26 180 177 .594
4 Nashville Predators 69 35 26 8 28 215 217 .565
5 Winnipeg Jets 71 37 28 6 30 216 203 .563
6 Minnesota Wild 69 35 27 7 30 220 220 .558
7 Chicago Blackhawks 70 32 30 8 23 212 218 .514

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

2019-20 NHL Western Conference standings

Pos. Team GP W L OL RW GF GA Pct.
1 St.Louis Blues 71 42 19 10 33 225 193 .662
2 Colorado Avalanche 70 42 20 8 37 237 191 .657
3 Vegas Golden Knights 71 39 24 8 30 227 211 .606
4 Dallas Stars 69 37 24 8 26 180 177 .594
5 Edmonton Oilers 71 37 25 9 31 225 217 .585
6 Nashville Predators 69 35 26 8 28 215 217 .565
7 Vancouver Canucks 69 36 27 6 27 228 217 .565
8 Calgary Flames 70 36 27 7 25 210 215 .564
9 Winnipeg Jets 71 37 28 6 30 216 203 .563
10 Minnesota Wild 69 35 27 7 30 220 220 .558
11 Arizona Coyotes 70 33 29 8 26 195 187 .529
12 Chicago Blackhawks 70 32 30 8 23 212 218 .514
13 Anaheim Ducks 71 29 33 9 20 187 226 .472
14 Los Angeles Kings 70 29 35 6 21 178 212 .457
15 San Jose Sharks 70 29 36 5 22 182 226 .450
Tiebreaking procedures
  1. Fewer number of games played (only used during regular season).
  2. Greater number of regulation wins (denoted by RW).
  3. Greater amount of wins in regulation and overtime (excluding shootout wins; denoted by ROW).
  4. Greater amount of total wins (including shootouts).
  5. Greater number of points earned in head-to-head play; if teams played an uneven number of head-to-head games, the result of the first game on the home ice of the team with the extra home game is discarded.
  6. Greater goal differential (difference between goals for and goals against).
  7. Greater amount of goals scored (denoted by GF).

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The pre-season schedule was published on June 13, 2019.[8]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The regular season schedule was published on June 25, 2019.[9]

2019–20 game log

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Jets faced the Calgary Flames in the qualifying round,[10] losing in four games.[11]

2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statistics[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Regular season[12]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Connor, KyleKyle Connor 71 38 35 73 4 34
Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele 71 29 44 73 2 45
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 71 22 43 65 1 37
Laine, PatrikPatrik Laine 68 28 35 63 8 22
Ehlers, NikolajNikolaj Ehlers 71 25 33 58 14 30
Pionk, NealNeal Pionk 71 6 39 45 10 32
Morrissey, JoshJosh Morrissey 65 5 26 31 1 24
Roslovic, JackJack Roslovic 71 12 17 29 4 12
Copp, AndrewAndrew Copp 63 10 16 26 −3 10
Poolman, TuckerTucker Poolman 57 4 12 16 −1 24
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 49 7 8 15 −9 10
Lowry, AdamAdam Lowry 49 4 6 10 −4 23
Sbisa, LucaLuca Sbisa 44 2 8 10 1 37
Kulikov, DmitryDmitry Kulikov 51 2 8 10 −4 32
Appleton, MasonMason Appleton 46 5 3 8 −9 20
Beaulieu, NathanNathan Beaulieu 38 1 7 8 15 29
Bitetto, AnthonyAnthony Bitetto 51 0 8 8 3 32
Harkins, JansenJansen Harkins 29 2 5 7 −2 5
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 52 2 4 6 −1 7
Shaw, LoganLogan Shaw 35 3 2 5 0 0
Little, BryanBryan Little 7 2 3 5 4 2
Heinola, VilleVille Heinola 8 1 4 5 3 4
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin

|| 8 || 1 || 4 || 5 || 6 || 0

Niku, SamiSami Niku 17 0 5 5 −2 12
Shore, NickNick Shore

|| 42 || 1 || 2 || 3 || −1 || 8

Gustafsson, DavidDavid Gustafsson 22 1 0 1 −2 0
Dahlstrom, CarlCarl Dahlstrom 15 0 1 1 −4 6
Suess, C. J.C. J. Suess 1 0 0 0 −1 0
DeMelo, DylanDylan DeMelo

|| 10 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 1 || 6

Letestu, MarkMark Letestu 7 0 0 0 0 0
Luoto, JoonaJoona Luoto 16 0 0 0 −3 2
Chibisov, AndreiAndrei Chibisov 2 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs[13]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Lowry, AdamAdam Lowry 4 1 2 3 0 2
Ehlers, NikolajNikolaj Ehlers 4 2 0 2 −2 2
Copp, AndrewAndrew Copp 4 2 0 2 −2 4
Kulikov, DmitryDmitry Kulikov 4 0 2 2 −1 4
Roslovic, JackJack Roslovic 4 0 2 2 −1 0
Pionk, NealNeal Pionk 4 0 2 2 −6 0
Harkins, JansenJansen Harkins 3 1 0 1 −2 4
Beaulieu, NathanNathan Beaulieu 4 0 1 1 1 7
Morrissey, JoshJosh Morrissey 4 0 1 1 −4 4
Connor, KyleKyle Connor 4 0 1 1 −4 0
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 4 0 1 1 −5 5
Laine, PatrikPatrik Laine 1 0 0 0 −1 0
Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shore, NickNick Shore 4 0 0 0 −4 2
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 4 0 0 0 −4 4
Appleton, MasonMason Appleton 1 0 0 0 1 0
Poolman, TuckerTucker Poolman 4 0 0 0 0 2
Shaw, LoganLogan Shaw 3 0 0 0 −1 0
DeMelo, DylanDylan DeMelo 4 0 0 0 0 2
Bourque, GabrielGabriel Bourque 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault 4 0 0 0 −3 2

Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Regular season[14]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck 58 56 3,268:33 31 21 5 140 2.57 1,796 .922 6 0 2 0
Brossoit, LaurentLaurent Brossoit 19 15 987:53 6 7 1 54 3.28 512 .895 0 0 0 0
Playoffs[15]
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck 4 4 236:32 1 3 12 3.04 125 .904 0 0 0 0

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

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 19. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. NHL statement on coronavirus (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  3. Coronavirus live updates: NHL suspends season; MLB to halt spring training; NCAA conference tourneys canceled (March 12, 2020). Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  4. NHL plans to return with 24 teams competing for Stanley Cup (May 26, 2020). Retrieved on May 27, 2020.
  5. Flames advance to Stanley Cup Playoffs with Game 4 win over Jets (August 6, 2020). Retrieved on August 6, 2020.
  6. "Rangers win high-scoring opener vs. Jets", Reuters, October 3, 2019. Retrieved on October 3, 2019. 
  7. Mercogliano, Vincent Z.. "Rangers defeat Jets: Takeaways and analysis from wild 6-4 win in the season-opener", The Journal News, October 3, 2019. Retrieved on October 3, 2019. 
  8. Jets announce 2019 preseason schedule (June 13, 2019). Retrieved on September 1, 2019.
  9. Jets announce 2019-20 regular season schedule (June 25, 2019). Retrieved on September 1, 2019.
  10. Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule. NHL.com (July 10, 2020). Retrieved on July 15, 2020. losing in four games.
  11. Flames eliminate Jets in Game 4 of Cup Qualifiers, reach playoffs (August 6, 2020). Retrieved on August 6, 2020.
  12. 2019–20 Regular season – Winnipeg Jets Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  13. 2019–20 Playoffs – Winnipeg Jets Stats – Skaters. Retrieved on August 7, 2020.
  14. 2019–20 Regular season – Winnipeg Jets Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on March 12, 2020.
  15. 2019–20 Playoffs – Winnipeg Jets Stats – Goalies. Retrieved on August 7, 2020.
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