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|division = [[Southeast Division (NHL)|Southeast]]<ref>{{cite news |last=Campbell |first=Tim |url=http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Source+Winnipeg+team+would+remain+Southeast+Division+2011/4832632/story.html |title=Winnipeg NHL team would remain in Southeast Division in 2011-12 |work=Ottawa Citizen |date=2011-05-24 |accessdate=2011-05-31}}</ref>
 
|division = [[Southeast Division (NHL)|Southeast]]<ref>{{cite news |last=Campbell |first=Tim |url=http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Source+Winnipeg+team+would+remain+Southeast+Division+2011/4832632/story.html |title=Winnipeg NHL team would remain in Southeast Division in 2011-12 |work=Ottawa Citizen |date=2011-05-24 |accessdate=2011-05-31}}</ref>
 
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|history = '''[[Atlanta Thrashers]]'''<br />[[1999–2000 NHL season|1999]]–[[2010–11 NHL season|2011]] ([[National Hockey League|NHL]]) (Pending)<br />'''Winnipeg NHL team'''<br />[[2010–11 NHL season|2011]]–present ([[National Hockey League|NHL]]) (Pending)
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A currently unnamed '''Winnipeg NHL team''' is a [[National Hockey League]] team ([[Atlanta Thrashers]]) that will potentially be based in [[Winnipeg]], [[Manitoba]], [[Canada]]. The establishment of the team is contingent upon the league approving the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers on June 21, 2011. If approved, [[True North Sports and Entertainment]] (True North), the buyer of the team, will relocate the Thrashers to Winnipeg and brand them with a [[#Name|new team name]].
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A currently unnamed '''Fake Winnipeg Jets''' is a [[National Hockey League]] team ([[Atlanta Thrashers]]) that will potentially be based in [[Winnipeg]], [[Manitoba]], [[Canada]]. The establishment of the team is contingent upon the league approving the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers on June 21, 2011. If approved, [[True North Sports and Entertainment]] (True North), the buyer of the team, will relocate the Thrashers to Winnipeg and brand them with a [[#Name|new team name]].
   
 
The team will continue as a member of the [[Southeast Division (NHL)|Southeast Division]] of the [[Eastern Conference (NHL)|Eastern Conference]] of the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) for at least the [[2011–12 NHL season]]. Prior to the start of the 2011–12 season, after playing as the Atlanta Thrashers since [[1999–2000 NHL season|1999]], the franchise was contingently acquired by True North with the intent to move the team to Winnipeg.<ref>http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=564247</ref> Official status of the new Winnipeg NHL team is subject to the NHL Board of Governors ratification on June 21, 2011.<ref>http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=564242</ref>
 
The team will continue as a member of the [[Southeast Division (NHL)|Southeast Division]] of the [[Eastern Conference (NHL)|Eastern Conference]] of the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) for at least the [[2011–12 NHL season]]. Prior to the start of the 2011–12 season, after playing as the Atlanta Thrashers since [[1999–2000 NHL season|1999]], the franchise was contingently acquired by True North with the intent to move the team to Winnipeg.<ref>http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=564247</ref> Official status of the new Winnipeg NHL team is subject to the NHL Board of Governors ratification on June 21, 2011.<ref>http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=564242</ref>
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Revision as of 03:50, 21 June 2011

Fake Winnipeg Jets
(pending)
2011–12 Fake Winnipeg Jets season
Conference Eastern
Division Southeast[1]
Founded 1999
History Atlanta Thrashers
19992011 (NHL) (Pending)
Fake Winnipeg Jets
2011–present (NHL) (Pending)
Home arena MTS Centre
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
Owner(s) Canada True North Sports and Entertainment
(Mark Chipman, chairman)
General manager Canada Kevin Cheveldayoff
Head coach TBD
Captain TBD
Minor league affiliates St. John's AHL team
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 0
Presidents' Trophy 0
Division championships 0

A currently unnamed Fake Winnipeg Jets is a National Hockey League team (Atlanta Thrashers) that will potentially be based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The establishment of the team is contingent upon the league approving the sale and relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers on June 21, 2011. If approved, True North Sports and Entertainment (True North), the buyer of the team, will relocate the Thrashers to Winnipeg and brand them with a new team name.

The team will continue as a member of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) for at least the 2011–12 NHL season. Prior to the start of the 2011–12 season, after playing as the Atlanta Thrashers since 1999, the franchise was contingently acquired by True North with the intent to move the team to Winnipeg.[2] Official status of the new Winnipeg NHL team is subject to the NHL Board of Governors ratification on June 21, 2011.[3]

Franchise history

Crowds gather at The Forks in Winnipeg on May 31, 2011 for the official announcement that the Atlanta Thrashers would relocate to Winnipeg pending the approval of the NHL Board of Governors

Atlanta was awarded an NHL expansion franchise, named the Atlanta Thrashers, on June 25, 1997. It was the second NHL franchise for Atlanta (their first being the Atlanta Flames, established in 1972, who departed for Calgary in 1980 to become the Calgary Flames). The Atlanta Thrashers qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs only once, during the 2006–07 season, and they had difficulties in drawing fans to attend their games over their final seasons.[4]

As early as October 2009, there were rumours that True North Sports and Entertainment, a company which owns both Winnipeg's MTS Centre and the American Hockey League Manitoba Moose, was purchasing the Atlanta Thrashers with the intention of moving the team to Winnipeg.[5] By May 28, 2011, multiple reports had confirmed that the deal to purchase and move the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg was done, and all that was left was for the NHL to decide the right time to officially announce the relocation.[6] According to The Globe and Mail, a deal was finalized on May 20, 2011 to relocate the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg.[7] The league later denied the report, but acknowledged that advanced negotiations between the two teams were underway and that commissioner Gary Bettman supported the move.[8] On May 20, 2011, the Winnipeg Sun confirmed that an agreement in principle has been reached,[9] while Winnipeg's mayor Sam Katz announced that he was confident that Atlanta Thrashers relocation to Winnipeg would soon be officially announced.[10] On May 31, 2011, at a press conference at the MTS Centre, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold to True North, and would relocate to Winnipeg for the 2011–12 NHL season pending the approval of the sale and relocation during the meeting of the NHL Board of Governors on June 21, 2011.[11] The reported purchase price is $170 million, with $60 million going to the NHL as a relocation fee.[10] Season schedules are being prepared that accommodate for the team's move to Winnipeg,[12] while True North is reportedly preparing to move the Moose to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, returning the AHL to Atlantic Canada after a six-year absence.[13]

Season ticket sales began June 1, 2011, with Manitoba Moose season ticket holders having priority. The team sought to sell 13,000 season tickets in an effort to prove its viability.[14] Within the first three and a half hours of season ticket limited pre-sales the new franchise sold 1,870 packages to Moose season ticket holders in two and a half hours.[15] The number of season tickets sold jumped to 4,170 on June 2 and 7,158 on June 3.[16] Season tickets opened to the general public on June 4 and sold out in just 17 minutes. [17] Once the 'Drive to 13,000' was completed, TNSE started a season ticket waiting list, which was shut down after 8,000 people had signed up in two hours.[18]

CJOB has stated it expects to hold the radio broadcast rights to the Winnipeg team, based on their previous relationship with True North and the Moose; upstart rival CFRW is expected to make a bid for the games as well.[19]

Name

True North has not yet confirmed when the name of the new team will be announced – it had previously stated that such an announcement would not be made after the successful completion of the season ticket drive.[20] The team will not be named the Thrashers, since True North did not acquire the name in the transaction, and the rights to that name and the Thrashers logo are both being retained by the ownership group in Atlanta.[21] The Thrashers franchise took its name from the Brown thrasher, the state bird of Georgia, and has no clear ties to Winnipeg's local culture.

There is considerable support in Winnipeg to re-use the "Winnipeg Jets" name. The rights to the name Winnipeg Jets belong to the league, and Commissioner Bettman has confirmed that the True North will be permitted to use the Jets name if they wish.[22]

Personnel changes

It was announced on June 4, 2011, that Thrashers General Manager, Rick Dudley, would not be accompanying the team upon completion of relocating from Atlanta to Winnipeg.[23] Dudley's exit from the franchise comes days after Thrashers Club President, Don Waddell, announced he would not be part of Winnipeg's new NHL franchise when the club makes the move North to Manitoba.[21]

On June 8, 2011, the un-named Winnipeg franchise announced the hiring of its first General Manager, with Kevin Cheveldayoff, a former GM of the Chicago Wolves and former assistant GM of the Chicago Blackhawks.[24]

On June 12, 2011, it was reported that General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff had informed Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay that an interview process would take place to determine the head coach of the relocated team.[25] Ramsay was formally fired on June 20; the Winnipeg team has narrowed its choices for the head coach position down to Claude Noel, who held the same position with the Manitoba Moose, and Mike Haviland, currently an assistant with the Chicago Blackhawks.[26]

Players and personnel

Roster

Updated July 1, 2017.[27]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
40 Finland Armia, JoelJoel Armia RW R 24 2015 Pori, Finland
33 United States Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien (A) D/RW R 32 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota
7 Canada Chiarot, BenBen Chiarot D L 27 2010 Hamilton, Ontario
81 United States Connor, KyleKyle Connor LW L 20 2015 Clinton Township, Michigan
9 United States Copp, AndrewAndrew Copp C L 23 2013 Ann Arbor, Michigan
56 Slovakia Dano, MarkoMarko Dano C/RW L 22 2016 Eisenstadt, Austria
27 Denmark Ehlers, NikolajNikolaj Ehlers LW L 21 2014 Aalborg, Denmark
39 Sweden Enstrom, TobiasTobias Enstrom D L 32 2003 Nordingrå, Sweden
37 United States Hellebuyck, ConnorConnor Hellebuyck G L 24 2012 Commerce, Michigan
United States Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks LW L 36 2017 Blaine, Minnesota
34 Canada Hutchinson, MichaelMichael Hutchinson G R 27 2013 Barrie, Ontario
77 Russia Kulikov, DmitriDmitri Kulikov D L 26 2017 Lipetsk, Soviet Union
29 Finland Laine, PatrikPatrik Laine RW R 19 2016 Tampere, Finland
18 Canada Little, BryanBryan Little C R 29 2006 Edmonton, Alberta
17 Canada Lowry, AdamAdam Lowry C L 24 2011 St. Louis, Missouri
35 Canada Mason, SteveSteve Mason G R 29 2017 Oakville, Ontario
16 Canada Matthias, ShawnShawn Matthias Injured Reserve C L 29 2016 Mississauga, Ontario
71 Canada Melchiori, JulianJulian Melchiori D L 25 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario
44 Canada Morrissey, JoshJosh Morrissey D L 22 2013 Calgary, Alberta
57 Canada Myers, TylerTyler Myers Injured Reserve D R 27 2015 Houston, Texas
62 Canada Nogier, NelsonNelson Nogier D R 21 2014 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
85 Canada Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault LW L 29 2014 Drummondville, Quebec
19 Canada Petan, NicNic Petan C L 22 2013 Delta, British Columbia
55 Canada Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele (A) C R 24 2011 Kitchener, Ontario
13 Canada Tanev, BrandonBrandon Tanev LW L 25 2016 Toronto, Ontario
8 United States Trouba, JacobJacob Trouba D R 23 2012 Rochester, Michigan
26 United States Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler (C) RW R 31 2011 Robbinsdale, Minnesota


General managers

Nat From To
Kevin Cheveldayoff Canada 2011 present

See also

References

  1. ^ Campbell, Tim (2011-05-24). "Winnipeg NHL team would remain in Southeast Division in 2011-12". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=564247
  3. ^ http://thrashers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=564242
  4. ^ O'Brien, James (2010-11-06). "Add the Atlanta Thrashers to the list of teams facing attendance issues". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  5. ^ Ken Wiebe, SUN Media (2009-10-04). "Thrashers to Winnipeg?". canoe.ca. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  6. ^ McGran, Kevin (2011-05-28). "After Winnipeg, where does NHL go next?". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  7. ^ Brunt, Stephen (2011-05-22). "Atlanta Thrashers moving to Winnipeg". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  8. ^ Zwolonski, Mark; McGran, Kevin (2011-05-20). "Atlanta Thrashers’ move to Winnipeg not complete, parties insist". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  9. ^ Penton, Kirk (2011-05-20). "Moose deny St. John's move". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  10. ^ a b Wiebe, Ken (2011-05-24). "NHL announcement in next few days 'realistic': Katz". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  11. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/returntowinnipeg/story/?id=367433
  12. ^ Lawless, Gary (2011-05-17). "Few hurdles to potential Thrashers sale to Winnipeg". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  13. ^ Short, Robin (2011-05-24). "AHL return waiting on first ’Peg". St. John's Telegram. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  14. ^ Rush starts for NHL season tickets in Winnipeg; AHL faithful get first crack. Canadian Press. Retrieved 2011-06-01.
  15. ^ "Fans commit to buying 1,870 season tickets on first day of drive". Winnipeg Free Press. June 1, 2011.  Text "author " ignored (help)
  16. ^ "Drive to 13,000". Drive to 13. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  17. ^ Tait, Ed. "NHL season tickets sell out in just 17 minutes". Winnipeg Free Press. 
  18. ^ "Season ticket wait list capped at 8,000 following 17-minute sellout". Winnipeg Free Press. June 4, 2011.  Text "Ed Tait " ignored (help)
  19. ^ Turenne, Paul (2011-06-05). ’Peg stations battle for hockey broadcast rights. Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  20. ^ Tate, Ed (4 June 2011). "Transition Game-True North has hands full, but not overwhelmed". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  21. ^ a b Tucker T (2011-06-01). "Waddell's job, Thrashers name will end with sale". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  22. ^ Boylen R (2011-05-31). "Boylen: Why Winnipeg should be nicknamed the Jets". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  23. ^ CBC Sports (2011-06-04). "Thrashers GM Dudley let go by True North". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  24. ^ TSN.ca (2011-06-08). "CHEVELDAYOFF TAKES WINNIPEG GENERAL MANAGER'S JOB". TSN. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  25. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=368740%7Cpublisher=TSN%7Cauthor=TSN.ca%7C%7Ctitle=WINNIPEG GM INTENDS ON INTERVIEWING FOR COACHING JOB|accessdate=2011-06-13
  26. ^ Wiebe, Ken (2011-06-20). Then there were two: Noel and Haviland still standing. Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  27. ^ "Jets Roster - Winnipeg NHL - Team Roster". Winnipeg Jets. Retrieved July 3, 2016.