Getting to Know Your Winnipeg Jets

Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec

It’s probably safe to say that the Winnipeg Jets 2011 training camp has been the most well-attended NHL camp of all-time. The air of excitement is palpable, as waves of fans that descended upon the MTS Iceplex beginning at 7:30 am for an event which didn’t begin until 9. And while Jets fans have eaten up every opportunity to see the Prodigal team in action, the reality is that an early training camp environment –  which primarily features varieties of skate-pass-(and)shoot drills – is not only a dull affair, but provides limited opportunities to evaluate a players. A few players are notable in certain areas through particularly good or bad play, but 80% go relatively unnoticed. That said, here at the players that did stick out on day 1 of training camp: Continue reading

Winnipeg Jets Depth Chart

Apart from teen forwards Scheifele and Telegin, every player on this list could potentially spend some time with the Jets this season

NOTES: Some players split time between the AHL and NHL (Cormier, Maxwell, McArdle, etc), stats are given for the league in which they played the majority of their games

Key players are bolded

FORWARDS 2010-2011 Stats
Player # Ht Wt DOB Age Birth Place Team Leag GP G A P PIM +/-
Andrew Ladd 16 6′ 3 205 12-Dec-85 25 Maple Ridge, BC Atl NHL 81 29 30 59 39 -10
Bryan Little 10 5′ 11 185 12-Nov-87 23 Edmonton, AB Atl NHL 76 18 30 48 33 11
Blake Wheeler 26 6′ 5 205 31-Aug-86 25 Robbinsdale, MN Bos-Atl NHL 81 18 26 44 46 10
Evander Kane 9 6′ 2 195 02-Aug-91 20 Vancouver, BC Atl NHL 73 19 24 43 68 -12
Nik Antropov 80 6′ 6 245 18-Feb-80 31 Ust-Kamenogorsk, KAZ Atl NHL 76 16 25 41 42 -17
Alex Burmistrov 8 6′ 1 180 21-Oct-91 19 Kazan, RUS Atl NHL 74 6 14 20 27 -12
Eric Fehr 6′ 4 212 07-Sep-85 26 Winkler, MB Was NHL 52 10 10 20 16 0
Chris Thorburn 27 6′ 3 230 03-Jun-83 28 Sault Ste. Marie, ON Atl NHL 82 9 10 19 77 -4
Jim Slater 23 6′ 0 200 09-Dec-82 28 Lapeer, MI, USA Atl NHL 36 5 7 12 19 4
Tanner Glass 6′ 1 210 29-Nov-83 27 Regina, SK Van NHL 73 3 7 10 72 -5
Tim Stapleton 14 5′ 9 180 19-Jul-82 29 Forest Park, IL Atl NHL 45 5 2 7 12 -10
Patrice Cormier 45 6′ 2 215 14-Jun-90 21 Moncton, NB Atl NHL 21 1 1 2 4 -5
Rick Rypien 5′ 11 190 16-May-84 27 Coleman, AB Van NHL 11 0 2 2 9 -4
Spencer Machacek 46 6′ 195 14-Oct-88 23 Lethbridge, AB Chi AHL 67 21 32 53 45 18
Ben Maxwell 49 6′ 1 195 30-Mar-88 23 North Vancouver, BC Ham AHL 47 11 29 40 32 -2
Aaron Gagnon 5′ 11 186 24-Apr-86 25 Quesnel, BC Tex AHL 58 14 23 37 24 -9
Kenndal McArdle 5’11 190 4-Jan-87 24 Toronto, ON Roc AHL 54 14 12 26 106 -5
Jason Gregoire 5’11 195 24-Feb-89 22 Winnipeg, MB UND WCHA 35 25 18 43 8
Carl Klingberg 6′ 3 205 28-Jan-91 20 Gothenburg, SWE Fro SEL 49 5 3 8 14 -6
Mark Scheifele 6’3 175 15-Mar-93 18 Kitchenener, ON Bar OHL 66 22 53 75 35 -22
Ivan Telegin 6′ 2 195 28-Feb-92 19 Novokuznetsk, RUS Sag OHL 59 20 41 61 35 14

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