WINNIPEG – Head coach Paul Maurice says Josh Morrissey is a rare player and he’s happy the young defenceman is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets.
The former restricted free agent signed a two-year, US$6.3-million contract on Sunday, but the top-pairing blue-liner was not scheduled to play in Monday’s first exhibition game at home against the Minnesota Wild after missing the start of training camp.
Winnipeg Jets fans will get their first television glimpse of the team for the 2018-19 NHL season on October 4 at 7 p.m. on TSN3.
The broadcast schedule was released Thursday, with TSN carrying six of the seven Jets’ pre-season games and 60 regular season games live on TSN3. The remaining 22 regular season games will be broadcast on CBC and Rogers Sportsnet.
The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Eric Comrie on a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000.
The 23-year-old played three games for the Jets last season and recorded his second NHL win. He also had an 18-13-3 record for the Manitoba Moose with two shutouts, a 2.58 goals-against average, and .916 save percentage.