List of Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets general managers

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The Winnipeg Jets are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL). [1] The team joined the NHL in 1999 as an expansion team as the Atlanta Thrashers, but moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2011, being renamed after the previous Winnipeg Jets team (now playing as the Arizona Coyotes). The Jets play their home games at the MTS Centre. There have been three general managers since the franchise's inception.


Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Winnipeg Jets franchise
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Don Waddell July 1, 1998 April 14, 2010
  • Franchise entered league and began play for the 1999–2000 season
  • 1 division title and 1 playoff appearance
2 Rick Dudley April 14, 2010 June 4, 2011
  • 0 playoff appearances
3 Kevin Cheveldayoff June 8, 2011
  • Franchise relocated to Winnipeg for the 2011–12 season
  • 1 playoff appearance


  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, and Aerial Maps". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "PLUS: PRO HOCKEY -- ATLANTA; Thrashers Name General Manager". The New York Times. June 24, 1998. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Atlanta Thrashers fire coach John Anderson, name Rick Dudley GM, promote Don Waddell to president". AP. April 14, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Cheveldayoff hired as Winnipeg GM". Winnipeg Jets. June 8, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2015.