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The Jets have acquired Neal Pionk and the No.20 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft from the Rangers for Jacob Trouba.

Pionk had six goals and 20 assists (26 points) in 73 games with the Rangers in his first full NHL season in 2018-19. Like Trouba, Pionk is also a restricted free agent on July 1st, but will command a lot less money and will allow the Jets to get Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor this offseason. Winnipeg loses a top-pairing defenseman and get a player who looks like nothing more than a third-pairing player with modest offensive-upside.

Source: Winnipeg Jets 06/18/19, 4:41 pm EST

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The Jets have signed Joona Luoto to a three-year deal worth $2.275M ($758.3K AAV).

Luoto played the last three seasons in the Finnish Elite League and recorded 16 points (8G / 8A) in 58 games with Tappara Tampere. Luoto and Patrik Laine were teammates for several Tappara teams growing up, including their U18 and U20 teams

Source: Winnipeg Jets 06/16/19, 11:17 am EST

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The Jets have signed David Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Gustafsson was picked in the second-round (No.60 overall) in 2018 and is coming off of his second season in the Swedish Elite League. Gustafsson had two goals and 10 assists (12 points) in 36 games with HV71 and also had three assists in five games while playing with Sweden at the U20 World Juniors.

Source: Winnipeg Jets 06/14/19, 2:45 pm EST

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The Jets have signed Seth Griffith to a one-year, $700K contract extension.

Griffith has bounced around the NHL quite a bit but has been an excellent point producer in the AHL. Griffith led Manitoba (AHL) in points, scoring 16 goals with 41 assists (57 points) in 69 games last season. The Jets have now inked their two leading AHL scorers from a year ago after also signing Logan Shaw last week.

Source: Winnipeg Jets 06/6/19, 11:09 am EST

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The Jets have signed Logan Shaw to one-year, two-way contract.

Shaw spent the entire season in the AHL, where led the Manitoba Moose in goals (27) and was second in points (46). The former third-round pick has now been with a handful of different franchises since being drafted by the Panthers in 2011 but will stick with the Jets for at least one more season. Shaw has 12 goals and 19 assists (31 points) in 180 career NHL games with the Panthers, Ducks and Canadiens.

Source: Winnipeg Jets 06/3/19, 12:56 pm EST

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The Jets signed Laurent Brossoit to a one-year extension worth $1.225 million.

Brossoit signed with the Jets as a free agent last summer after spending the first four seasons of his career in Edmonton. Brossoit turned in a superb season as Connor Hellebuyck’s backup, going 13-6-2 with a 2.52 GAA, .925 SV% and one shutout in 19 starts and two relief appearances. Brossoit proved he is a capable backup option and will remain with Winnipeg for another season.

Source: Winnipeg Jets 05/27/19, 10:18 am EST

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Hellebuyck will start Game 6 in St. Louis.

Hellebuyck allowed three goals on 29 shots in the Jets loss to the Blues in Game 5. The Jets fell apart in the third period and are now one loss away from being eliminated from the postseason. The road team has won every game in this series so the Jets hope that trend continues tonight in St. Louis—Hellebuyck has stopped 57 of 61 shots (.934 SV%) in their two road games in this series.

Source: Paul Friesen 04/20/19, 4:28 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Game 4 in St. Louis.

Hellebuyck allowed three goals on 29 shots in the Jets 6-3 win in St. Louis in Game 3. Hellebuyck hasn’t had the greatest series, allowing nine goals on 87 shots (.897 SV%) but the Jets are down just 2-1 after three games. Hellebuyck is 3-0-1 in his last four road starts and will look to stay hot in a pivotal Game 4.

Source: Paul Friesen 04/16/19, 9:08 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Game 3 in St. Louis.

Hellebuyck allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Jets 4-3 loss to the Blues in Game 2. Hellebuyck has allowed six goals on 58 shots (.897 SV%) through two games and now the Jets find themselves down 2-0 on the road. Hellebuyck was 15-11-1 with a 2.92 GAA and .913 SV% in 30 appearances on the road this season.

Source: Ken Wiebe 04/14/19, 6:58 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Game 1 vs. the Blues.

The Jets struggled at 5v5 more than they have in the past and it resulted in Hellebuyck’s numbers falling off from 2018. Now he draws a tough first-round assignment against a Blues team that has been the best team in the NHL since January 1st. Hellebuyck was 2-1-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .942 SV% vs. St. Louis this season but the last meeting was on December 7th and the Blues are a different team now.

Source: Ken Wiebe 04/10/19, 2:30 pm EST

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Hellebuyck is expected to start Game 1 vs. the Blues.

The Jets struggled at 5v5 more than they have in the past and it resulted in Hellebuyck’s numbers falling off from 2018. Now he draws a tough first-round assignment against a Blues team that has been the best team in the NHL since January 1st. Hellebuyck was 2-1-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .942 SV% vs. St. Louis this season but the last meeting was on December 7th and the Blues are a different team now.

Source: Murat Ates 04/10/19, 1:11 pm EST

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