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Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

Jets Sign Forward Adam Lowry to Three-Year Contract Worth $8.75 Million

By The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele - Adam Lowry
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) and Adam Lowry (17) celebrate after Lowry scored on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (30) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, US$8.75 million contract.

The 25-year-old played in 45 games for the Jets last season, recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and eight penalty minutes.

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Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

Canadians Know Little About the Dangers of Concussions, Federal Survey Suggests

By Janice Dickson, The Canadian Press

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey to gauge the country’s understanding and awareness of concussions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-/Gene J. Puskar)

OTTAWA – Roughly half of Canadians know little to nothing about the perils of sports-related concussive injuries, nor where to turn to find information on how to avoid falling victim to them, suggests a newly released federal survey.

The online survey, commissioned by the Public Health Agency of Canada to gauge the country’s grasp and awareness of the concussion issue, found that while 97 per cent of respondents consider it an important health problem, only 51 per cent said they knew where to get information on avoiding one.

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to Six-Year, $37M Deal

Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck to Six-Year, $37M Deal

Connor Hellebuyck
Minnesota Wild’s Jordan Greenway (18) can’t get the puck past Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first-period game five NHL playoff action in Winnipeg on Friday, April 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have shown an extended interest in goaltender Connor Hellebuyck by signing him to a six-year, $37 million contract.

Hellebuyck, 25, appeared in a career-high 67 games for the Jets last season, setting single-season franchise records for wins (44), shutouts (6), and save percentage (.924). His 44 wins are the eighth most in a season in NHL history and the most by an American-born goaltender.

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‘Looked at Every Aspect:’ Truck Driver Criminally Charged in Broncos Bus Crash

‘Looked at Every Aspect:’ Truck Driver Criminally Charged in Broncos Bus Crash

By Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press

Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash
The wreckage of a fatal crash outside of Tisdale, Sask., is seen Saturday, April, 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The driver of a transport truck faces 29 criminal charges in a fatal collision that killed 16 people, including 10 players, with the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team.

Thirteen other players were injured.

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Jets Deal Goalie Steve Mason to Canadiens in Salary Dump Ahead of Free Agency

Jets Deal Goalie Steve Mason to Canadiens in Salary Dump Ahead of Free Agency

By Bill Beacon, The Canadian Press

Joel Armia
Winnipeg Jets right wing Joel Armia, right, works for the puck against Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Luca Sbisa during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Montreal Canadiens have acquired right winger Armia, goaltender Steve Mason and a pair of draft picks from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for defence prospect Simon Bourque. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Locher)

MONTREAL – The Winnipeg Jets cleared some salary cap space and the Montreal Canadiens added some assets in a trade Saturday ahead of the opening of NHL free agency.

The Jets sent veteran goalie Steve Mason and his US$4.1-million price tag for 2018-19, forward Joel Armia and a pair of draft picks to Montreal for defence prospect Simon Bourque.

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‘I’m Pumped:’ Paralyzed Hockey Teen Pulls Out All the Stops in Effort to Go Home

‘I’m Pumped:’ Paralyzed Hockey Teen Pulls Out All the Stops in Effort to Go Home

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Ryan Straschnitzki
Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki concentrates as he ties his shoe during a physiotherapy session at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

PHILADELPHIA – The steady footsteps heard coming from the physiotherapy room at Philadelphia’s Shriners hospital belong to paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki.

“It’s just hard to keep my neck up,” he said during a session this week.

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Joe Morrow to One-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Joe Morrow to One-Year Deal

Joe Morrow
Winnipeg Jets’ Joe Morrow (70) and Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin (71) chase a loose puck during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, March 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenceman Joe Morrow on a one-year contract worth $1 million annually.

Morrow, 25, played 18 games for the Jets and 38 games for the Canadiens in 2017-18 and had 16 points (6G, 10A) and 26 penalty minutes.

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$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

$20M Private Hockey Training Facility to Open in Winnipeg

The Rink
An artist’s rendering of The Rink, a future hockey-training centre in Winnipeg, set to open in spring 2019. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new private hockey training facility in the city will be home to future professional athletes to help them develop their on-ice careers.

The Rink, which began training hockey players in 2009, is expanding to construct a $20 million facility, complete with a 95,000-square-foot complex with an NHL sized rink.

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