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Jets Agree to Terms on One-Year, Two-Way Deals with Forwards Fraser, Cormier

By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets continued to shore up their organizational depth at forward by agreeing to terms with Matt Fraser and Patrice Cormier.

Fraser and Cormier each got a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Cormier has been with the Atlanta Thrashers/Jets organization for the past five seasons.

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Jets Bring Back Burmistrov, Agree to Terms with Pardy and Halischuk

By Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press

Adam Pardy
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Adam Pardy celebrates after scoring against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, April 18, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson)

The Winnipeg Jets started free agency by locking up two of their own players and bringing back another.

Winnipeg agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov and one-year deals with defenceman Adam Pardy and forward Matt Halischuk. Versatile winger Michael Frolik left to sign a US$21.5-million, five-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

The 23-year-old Burmistrov has spent the past two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Ak-Bars Kazan. He spent his first three professional seasons with the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise, scoring 23 goals and adding 35 assists in 194 NHL games.

“I heard from guys, he’s a super good guy and he’s got a ton of skill,” Pardy said on a conference call. “I’m hoping that he’s coming in here to buy into our game and fill a big hole that we’re going to miss with Fro.”

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Jets Sign Winger Drew Stafford to Two-Year Deal Worth US $8.7 Million

By Stephen Whyno,The Canadian Press

Drew Stafford
Calgary Flames goaltender Joni Ortio (37) covers Winnipeg Jets’ Drew Stafford (12) as he goes to the stick side during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Drew Stafford gave up long-term security to sign a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets that allows him to prove he deserves another one soon.

Stafford signed a US$8.7-million, two-year contract on the eve of free agency to remain in Winnipeg, where he had so much success since a trade from the Buffalo Sabres.

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Jets Select Kyle Connor 17th, Jack Roslovic 25th Overall at NHL Draft

By John Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Winnipeg Jets 2015 NHL draft has a distinctly American flavour so far.

Winnipeg selected centre Kyle Connor 17th overall on Friday before taking centre Jack Roslovic eight picks later.

The six-foot Roslovic played his amateur hockey with the United States under-18 team, while the six-foot-one Connor played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League.

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Harper Says Quebec City Would Be a Great Place for the NHL to Expand

By Alexandre Robillard, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a funding announcement for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, in Quebec City, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Clement Allard)

QUEBEC – Quebec City would be a great place for the National Hockey League to expand, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.

“If you’re looking at markets, I would certainly say to the NHL, to anyone, there is no better place for an expansion team in the National Hockey League than this city, Quebec, which is a great hockey centre,” he told a news conference in the provincial capital after an unrelated announcement.

Harper’s comment came a day after NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league will begin a formal expansion process next month.

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Winnipeg Jets Open 2015-16 Season on East Coast

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will begin their 82-game 2015-16 NHL season with a four-game road trip beginning October 8 in Boston.

The Jets will play their first game of the season at MTS Centre when they host the Calgary Flames on October 16.

Winnipeg has two six-game home stands this season, beginning October 29 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The other runs from January 18 against Colorado to February 5 against Carolina.

Fans looking to see their favourite Canadian teams will get a chance on seven occasions at MTS Centre this season, with four of those games being played in March.

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MJHL Opens 2015-16 Season on September 25

By Brian Schultz

MJHLThe Manitoba Junior Hockey League will open its regular 2015-16 season on September 25.

The 60-game schedule will see the defending MJHL and RBC Cup champions Portage Terriers open their season in Virden against the Oil Capitals at 7:30 p.m.

Moving into the playoffs, a total of 10 teams will make the post-season. Teams finishing seventh to 10 will participate in separate, best-of-three Survivor Series to determine playoff seeding. The seventh-place team will play No. 10, while No. 8 will face off against No. 9. Winners then move on to the regular playoff format which will be best-of-seven series.

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Jets Re-Sign Anthony Peluso to Two-Year Contract

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Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso (14) and Ottawa Senators defenceman Jared Cowen (2) fight at MTS Centre in this March 2014 file photo. (CHRISD.CA)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed restricted free agent forward Anthony Peluso.

Peluso’s two-year contract is worth $675,000 and will trigger the start of his fourth season with the Jets.

The North York, ON native has played 107 NHL games — all for Winnipeg — tallying three goals and nine points along with 165 penalty minutes.

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Winnipeg Jets Unwrap 2015-16 Pre-Season Schedule

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets will open their 2015-16 pre-season at home against their northern rivals the Minnesota Wild on September 22.

That’s just one of a seven-game pre-season schedule released Friday by the club. Following that, the Jets will hit the road to face the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on September 23. The Oilers will then pay Winnipeg a visit on September 25. The Jets wrap up the exhibition schedule on October 1 and 3 with a pair of games against the Calgary Flames.

Prior to the NHL pre-season, the Jets will play in the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC September 11-14 against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.

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Former NHL Player Says Expansion of His Sex-Abuse Centre in the Works

By The Canadian Press

Sheldon Kennedy
Former NHLer and sexual abuse victim Sheldon Kennedy opens the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre for children, youth, and families affected by child abuse in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, May 23, 2013. Kennedy says the sexual-abuse support centre that bears his name has been deluged with cases since its opening 13 months ago. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy says the sexual-abuse support centre that bears his name has been deluged with cases since its opening 13 months ago.

Kennedy, who brought to light sex crimes by one-time junior hockey coach Graham James, says the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre has seen about 120 cases a month.

He says the centre — which brings together police, social workers, medical staff, psychologists and prosecutors under one roof — deals with the very worst cases.

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