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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

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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

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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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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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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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Jets Throwing NHL Draft Party at The Met

Winnipeg Jets LogoThe Winnipeg Jets are throwing a big ol’ party for the 2015 NHL Draft.

Mark Friday, June 26 on your calendar for the 53rd annual entry draft. Jets PA announcer Jay Richardson will host the festivities at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre beginning at 7 p.m.

Winnipeg Jets Ben Chiarot and Michael Hutchinson will be in attendance to take part in the event. All fans present will be eligible to win numerous prizes throughout the evening.

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Jets Making Playoffs This Early a Surprise to Many: Currie

By Roger Currie

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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice following the team’s elimination from the NHL playoffs on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA)

The Stanley Cup playoffs, which had not involved Winnipeg since 1996, have now come and gone from River City. The Jets lost four in a row to the Anaheim Ducks. It was a disappointment for sure, but not entirely surprising.

It reminded me a little of the 1980 playoffs when a young Oilers team battled hard but couldn’t get by the powerful Philadelphia Flyers in the first round. It was the first playoff action for 19-year-old Wayne Gretzky, who is now a 54-year-old grandfather — is that possible?

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Police Charge Jets Ticket Scalper Outside MTS Centre

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Winnipeg Jets fans create a ‘whiteout’ at MTS Centre in game action against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, April 20, 2015. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Police have laid charges against a man for allegedly scalping a Winnipeg Jets playoff ticket outside of MTS Centre on Wednesday¬†night.

Just before 8 p.m., police purchased a ticket from a 51-year-old man for $600 as part of a counter-exploitation scalping investigation. The original ticket price was $344.50.

Police seized the ticket and the man was issued an offence notice for scalping.

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