The Winnipeg Jets have signed Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way NHL entry-level contract beginning in 2016-17.
The contract, worth an average $1.77 million annually, will see the 19-year-old 2015 first-round pick leave the University of Michigan. During his freshman year, Connor amassed an NCAA-leading 71 points (35G, 36A) in 38 games.
He finished the season on a 27-game point streak leading the Wolverines to a Big Ten Championship.
A new messenger app designed to keep children safe while communicating online is the first of its kind to be compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Meucci allows kids to connect with live party events, game schedules and participate in an online club, but in a safe environment. The app is human-moderated and uses advanced chat monitoring tools to ensure children are communicating safely.
The Kelowna-developed app is being launched as a feature through the Winnipeg Jets, Club Jets App on March 8.
Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice has been named as an assistant coach for Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
Maurice is a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native who was an assistant coach for Canada at the 2014 world championships. He joins already appointed Team Europe head coach Ralph Krueger, along with Team Europe general manager Miroslav Satan and president/team leader Franz Reindl.
A new Winnipeg Jets calendar is raising funds in support of Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.
Jets’ wives and girlfriends have created the charity calendar, featuring snapshots of players with the animals the shelter cares for. The calendars will be sold at Jets Gear stores beginning November 12.
The wives and girlfriends will also be on MTS Centre concourses selling the calendar for Jets home games on November 18, 21 and 23.