WINNIPEG – It was a song request Mathieu Perreault had no problem accommodating in the Winnipeg Jets’ locker room.
The Drummondville, Que., native controls the room’s music and recalled someone asked him to put on Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” a few days after the team saw her perform in Las Vegas last month.
WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck’s path to the NHL began with a little baseball glove and a mini hockey stick.
Armed with the tiny equipment, a young Hellebuyck would stand in front of the TV in his Commerce, Mich., home and mimic the goalies on the screen. One day when he was about four years old, the future netminder of the Winnipeg Jets surprised his father.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was named the NHL’s first star of the week on Monday, with Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Dallas Stars centre Radek Faksa also earning honours.
Wheeler led the league with two goals and eight assists, including a trio of three-point performances, to propel the Jets to a 3-0-1 week and the top of the Western Conference standings.
WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele doesn’t care if the Winnipeg Jets aren’t big news in Canadian hockey circles.
While a lot of headlines this season have focused on the success of Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs or the plight of Connor McDavid and the lowly Edmonton Oilers, the Jets have quietly climbed up the NHL standings.
WINNIPEG – Captain Blake Wheeler celebrated a rare milestone with style on Monday.
Playing his 500th game for the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise, Wheeler scored once and added a pair of assists in a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Linemates centre Mark Scheifele and left winger Kyle Connor also each had a goal and two assists as the Jets scored seven straight goals to rebound from a two-goal deficit.