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Winnipeg Jets Sign Draft Pick Jack Roslovic

Winnipeg Jets Sign Draft Pick Jack Roslovic

The Winnipeg Jets have signed 2015 first-round pick Jack Roslovic to a three-year, two-way NHL entry-level contract.

The deal will see the Ohio native earn an annual average of $1,137,500.

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Sidney Crosby Takes Stanley Cup to Air Carrier, Hometown Coffee Shop

Sidney Crosby Takes Stanley Cup to Air Carrier, Hometown Coffee Shop

By The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby poses with the Stanley Cup inside a local Tim Horton’s in his hometown of Cole Harbour, N.S., in a July 15, 2016, handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-J. Clarkson)

HALIFAX – Sidney Crosby met the Stanley Cup at the Halifax airport Friday, beginning his designated time with the storied trophy with a surprise visit to a hometown Tim Hortons.

“We heard this big explosion of applause and heard someone say ‘Sidney,'” said Paul MacFarlane, operations manager for the Tim Hortons in Cole Harbour. “We came up to the front and saw Sidney Crosby walk through with the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy.

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Jets Sign Forwards Armia, Lowry to Two-Year, One-Way Contracts

Jets Sign Forwards Armia, Lowry to Two-Year, One-Way Contracts

By The Canadian Press

Adam Lowry
Vancouver Canucks’ goaltender Eddie Lack (31) keeps his eye on the rebound as Winnipeg Jets’ Adam Lowry (17) and Canucks’ Christopher Tanev (8) look on during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Jets have signed forwards Joel Armia and Adam Lowry on two-year, one-way contracts.

Armia’s contract carries an annual average value of US$925,000 while Lowry’s is at $1.125 million.

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‘Quintessential Image of Canada’ Banned in Toronto, But Encouraged in Calgary

‘Quintessential Image of Canada’ Banned in Toronto, But Encouraged in Calgary

By Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press

Street Hockey
Emile Castonguay and his sister Adele, left, play a game of ball hockey in Vaudreuil-Dorion, west of Montreal, on Dec. 24, 2015. An Ontario provincial cabinet minister is calling on the country’s most-populous city to reverse its ban on a classic Canadian pastime.Street hockey is welcomed in other major cities like Calgary, but is banned by Toronto’s city bylaws for safety reasons. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

TORONTO – An Ontario provincial cabinet minister is calling on the country’s most-populous city to reverse its ban on a classic Canadian pastime.

Street hockey is welcomed in other major cities like Calgary, but is banned by Toronto’s city bylaws for safety reasons. And as the city council is gearing up to vote on whether to uphold the ban, Ontario’s new minister of children and youth services sent an open letter to councillors Monday, asking that they vote to strike it down.

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Jets Re-Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

Jets Re-Sign Mark Scheifele to Eight-Year Deal

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, December 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have extended the contract of Mark Scheifele for eight years.

The hockey club announced the $49 million contract ($6.125M AAV) on Friday.

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Jets Sign Perreault to Four-Year Extension with AAV of $4.125 Million

Jets Sign Perreault to Four-Year Extension with AAV of $4.125 Million

By The Canadian Press

Mathieu Perreault
Winnipeg Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates his fourth goal of the game against the Florida Panthers during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. (Trevor Hagan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have signed forward Mathieu Perreault to a four-year contract extension with worth an average annual value of US$4.125 million.

The Jets announced the signing Thursday, and say the new deal will start in the 2017-18 season.

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No. 2 Overall Patrik Laine Signs Entry-Level Deal with Winnipeg Jets

No. 2 Overall Patrik Laine Signs Entry-Level Deal with Winnipeg Jets

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Patrik Laine, second overall pick, stands on stage with members of the Winnipeg Jets management team at the NHL draft in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 24, 2016. No. 2 overall draft pick Patrik Laine signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.The deal is worth an average annual value of $3.575 million which includes $2.65 million in bonuses. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG – No. 2 overall draft pick Patrik Laine signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

The deal is worth an average annual value of $3.575 million which includes $2.65 million in bonuses.

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Jamie Kompon Named New Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach

Jamie Kompon Named New Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Jamie Kompon was named an assistant coach for the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, joining Charlie Huddy, goaltender coach Wade Flaherty and video coach Matt Prefontaine on head coach Paul Maurice’s staff.

Kompon, who was born in Thunder Bay, Ont., comes to the Jets after serving as head coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks for the past two seasons. He led Portland to a 77-54-13 record over that time, taking the team to the playoffs in both seasons including a trip to the Western Conference Final in 2015.

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