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2011–12 Winnipeg Jets · NHL
Division 4th Southeast
Conference 11th Eastern
2011–12 record 37–35–10 (84 pts.)
Home record 23–13–5
Road record 14–22–5
Goals for 235
Goals against 281
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Coach Claude Noel
Captain Andrew Ladd
Alternate captains Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom
Mark Stuart
Chris Thorburn
Arena MTS Centre
Average attendance 15,004 (100%)
Total: 615,164
Team leaders
Goals Evander Kane (30)
Assists Blake Wheeler (47)
Points Blake Wheeler (64)
Penalties in minutes Mark Stuart (98)
Wins Ondrej Pavelec (29)
Goals against average Ondrej Pavelec (2.91)

The 2011–12 Winnipeg Jets season was the 13th season for the National Hockey League franchise and the first in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after 12 seasons as the Atlanta Thrashers. The franchise played in Atlanta since the 1999–2000 NHL season, and relocated to Winnipeg following the conclusion of the 2010–11 NHL season.[1] The relocation of the Thrashers to Winnipeg was confirmed by Gary Bettman on May 31, 2011, and approved by the NHL Board of Governors on June 21, 2011.[2][3] The 2011 season also marks the first appearance of the Winnipeg Jets name in the NHL since the previous franchise moved from Winnipeg to Phoenix in 1996. At the end of the year the team failed to qualify for a playoff spot.

Off-seasonEdit

Winnipeg Jets 2011

The Winnipeg Jets logos honouring the Royal Canadian Air Force

On May 31, 2011, at a press conference at the MTS Centre, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold to True North Sports and Entertainment and will relocate to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 NHL season after a unanimous vote favoring the sale and relocation at the Board of Governors meeting on June 21, 2011[4]

On June 4, 2011, the new owners informed GM Rick Dudley that he would not be the GM of the team any longer and the last four years of his contract were bought out.[5] On June 8, 2011, Winnipeg named Kevin Cheveldayoff as their new GM. Cheveldayoff had been serving as the assistant GM for the Chicago Blackhawks.[6] On June 20, 2011, the new owners informed Craig Ramsay that he was no longer the coach of the team. Former Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish was also informed he was out of the running for the head coaching position.[7] On June 24, True North announced that Claude Noel would be the first head coach of the new team in Winnipeg. Noel had spent the previous season as the head coach of the Manitoba Moose.[8]

The team's name was revealed to be the "Jets" at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft before the team made their selection.[9]

On August 15, Rick Rypien was found deceased at his home in Alberta. Rypien had signed a contract with the Jets in the off-season, he was 27 years old.[10]

The Jets unveiled their new jerseys at an event held on September 6 at CFB Winnipeg in Winnipeg.[11]

Regular seasonEdit

Winnipeg Jets Inaugural Logo

The Winnipeg Jets patch commemorating the first season

The Winnipeg team retained the Thrashers' place in the Southeast Division. The team played six games against its division opponents; four against other Eastern conference teams; and one or two games against Western conference teams.

PlayoffsEdit

The Jets failed to qualify for the 2012 NHL Playoffs, finishing eleventh in the Eastern Conference.

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division[12]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 94
2 Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 92
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 84
4 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 84
5 Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 82
Eastern Conference[13]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – New York Rangers * AT 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 109
2 y – Boston Bruins * NE 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 102
3 y – Florida Panthers * SE 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 94
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 108
5 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 103
6 New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 102
7 Washington Capitals SE 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 92
8 Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 92
8.5
9 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 89
10 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 84
11 Winnipeg Jets SE 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 84
12 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 82
13 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 80
14 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 79
15 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 78
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast; ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.

* – Division leader, y – Clinched division, z Clinched conference (and division)


Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-season Edit

Regular season Edit

2011–12 Game Log: 34–31–8, 76 Points (Home: 23–11–4; Road: 11–20–4)
2011–12 Schedule

Jets score listed first;       Win (2 Points)       Loss (0 Points)       Overtime/Shootout Loss (1 Point)

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Wheeler, BlakeBlake Wheeler 80 17 47 64 3 55
Kane, EvanderEvander Kane 74 30 27 57 11 53
Byfuglien, DustinDustin Byfuglien 66 12 41 53 −8 72
Ladd, AndrewAndrew Ladd 82 28 22 50 −8 64
Wellwood, KyleKyle Wellwood 77 18 29 47 3 4
Little, BryanBryan Little 74 24 22 46 −11 26
Antropov, NikNik Antropov 69 15 20 35 0 42
Enstrom, TobiasTobias Enstrom 62 6 27 33 6 38
Bogosian, ZachZach Bogosian 65 5 25 30 −3 71
Burmistrov, AlexanderAlexander Burmistrov 76 13 15 28 4 42
Stapleton, TimTim Stapleton 63 11 16 27 −2 10
Slater, JimJim Slater 78 13 8 21 −9 42
Glass, TannerTanner Glass 78 5 11 16 −12 73
Stuart, MarkMark Stuart 80 3 11 14 -4 98
Miettinen, AnttiAntti Miettinen 45 5 8 13 −5 0
Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya 63 2 11 13 −9 33
Thorburn, ChrisChris Thorburn 72 4 7 11 −6 83
Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey 56 0 10 10 9 23
Machacek, SpencerSpencer Machacek 13 2 7 9 8 7
Flood, MarkMark Flood 33 3 4 7 -1 10
‡† Maxwell, BenBen Maxwell 9 1 4 5 3 0
Fehr, EricEric Fehr 35 2 1 3 −6 12
Clitsome, GrantGrant Clitsome 12 0 3 3 −3 8
Jones, RandyRandy Jones 39 1 1 2 4 8
MacLean, BrettBrett MacLean 5 0 2 2 1 2
Jaffray, JasonJason Jaffray 13 0 1 1 −1 7
Scheifele, MarkMark Scheifele 7 1 0 1 0 0
Meech, DerekDerek Meech 2 0 0 0 1 4
Gagnon, AaronAaron Gagnon 7 0 0 0 −1 0
McArdle, KenndalKenndal McArdle 9 0 0 0 −3 4
Festerling, BrettBrett Festerling 5 0 0 0 −1 2
Kulda, ArtursArturs Kulda 9 0 0 0 3 4
Postma, PaulPaul Postma 3 0 0 0 0 0
Cormier, PatricePatrice Cormier 9 0 0 0 1 0
Klingberg, CarlCarl Klingberg 6 0 0 0 −1 4

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Pavelec, OndrejOndrej Pavelec 68 3932 29 28 9 191 2.91 2036 .906% 4 0 2 0
Mason, ChrisChris Mason 20 995 8 7 1 43 2.59 422 .898% 2 0 0 0
Mannino, PeterPeter Mannino 1 20 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 1.000% 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Jets. Stats reflect time with the Jets only.
Traded mid-season
underline/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records Edit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Blake Wheeler[15] NHL Second Star of the Week February 20, 2012

Milestones Edit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Zach Bogosian 200th Career NHL Game October 9, 2011
Mark Scheifele 1st Career NHL Game October 9, 2011
Mark Scheifele 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 19, 2011
Mark Flood 1st Career NHL Goal November 5, 2011
Johnny Oduya 100th Career NHL Point November 8, 2011
Tanner Glass 200th Career NHL Game November 10, 2011
Bryan Little 300th Career NHL Game November 14, 2011
Johnny Oduya 400th Career NHL Game November 17, 2011
Andrew Ladd 100th Career NHL Goal November 25, 2011
Nik Antropov 700th Career NHL Game November 26, 2011
Alexander Burmistrov 100th Career NHL Game December 3, 2011
Dustin Byfuglien 100th Career NHL Assist December 3, 2011
Kyle Wellwood 400th Career NHL Game December 6, 2011
Jim Slater 400th Career NHL Game December 17, 2011
Ron Hainsey 500th Career NHL Game December 29, 2011
Evander Kane 100th Career NHL Point January 7, 2012
Chris Thorburn 400th Career NHL Game January 21, 2012
Kyle Wellwood 200th Career NHL Point January 21, 2012
Chris Mason 300th Career NHL Game January 23, 2012
Blake Wheeler 300th Career NHL Game February 14, 2012
Blake Wheeler 100th Career NHL Assist February 17, 2012
Dustin Byfuglien 200th Career NHL Point February 23, 2012
Antti Miettinen 500th Career NHL Game February 25, 2012
Tim Stapleton 100th Career NHL Game February 25, 2012
Evander Kane 200th Career NHL Game March 9, 2012
Bryan Little 100th Career NHL Assist March 9, 2012
Spencer Machacek 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
March 18, 2012
Tobias Enstrom 200th Career NHL Point March 20, 2012
Spencer Machacek 1st Career NHL Goal March 23, 2012
Dustin Byfuglien 400th Career NHL Game March 24, 2012
Grant Clitsome 100th Career NHL Game March 28, 2012

Records Edit

Player Record (Amount) Achieved

Transactions Edit

Winnipeg has been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
June 25, 2011
[16]
To Montreal Canadiens
4th-round pick (#97 overall) in 2011
4th-round pick (#108 overall) in 2011
To Winnipeg Jets
3rd-round pick (#78 overall) in 2011
June 25, 2011
[16]
To San Jose Sharks
5th-round pick (#133 overall) in 2011
7th-round pick (#194 overall) in 2011
To Winnipeg Jets
4th-round pick (#119 overall) in 2011
July 8, 2011[17] To Washington Capitals
Danick Paquette
4th-round pick in 2012
To Winnipeg Jets
Eric Fehr
July 9, 2011[18] To Florida Panthers
Angelo Esposito
To Winnipeg Jets
Kenndal McArdle
January 30, 2012[19] To Calgary Flames
Akim Aliu
To Winnipeg Jets
John Negrin
February 13, 2012[20] To Anaheim Ducks
Riley Holzapfel
To Winnipeg Jets
Maxime Macenauer
February 27, 2012[21] To Chicago Blackhawks
Johnny Oduya
To Winnipeg Jets
2nd-round pick in 2013
3rd-round pick in 2013

Free agents signed Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
Derek Meech Detroit Red Wings 1 year, $700,000[22]
Tanner Glass Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $750,000[23]
Aaron Gagnon Dallas Stars 2 years, $1.125 million[24]
Mark Flood Manitoba Moose 1 year, $525,000[25]
Rick Rypien Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $700,000[26]
Randy Jones Tampa Bay Lightning 1 year, $1.15 million[27]
Jason Gregoire North Dakota Fighting Sioux 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract[28]
Jason Jaffray Manitoba Moose 1 year, $675,000[29]
Kyle Wellwood San Jose Sharks 1 year, $700,000[30]

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Andrei Zubarev Atlant Moscow Oblast Undisclosed[31]
Jaime Sifers Adler Mannheim 1 year[32]
Jason Krog HV71 1 year[33]
Noah Welch HV71 1 year[34]
Radek Dvorak Dallas Stars 1 year, $1.5 million[35]
Anthony Stewart Carolina Hurricanes 2 years, $3.6 million[36]
Fredrik Pettersson Frolunda HC 4 years[37]
Eric Boulton New Jersey Devils 2 years, $1.325 million[38]
Rob Schremp MODO 1 year[39]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers
Brett MacLean[40] Phoenix Coyotes October 6, 2011
Ben Maxwell[41] Anaheim Ducks December 6, 2011
Antti Miettinen[42] Tampa Bay Lightning December 13, 2011
Grant Clitsome[43] Columbus Blue Jackets February 27, 2012

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Brett MacLean[44] Winnipeg Jets October 29, 2011
Ben Maxwell[45] Anaheim Ducks November 10, 2011

Lost via retirement Edit

Player

Player signingsEdit

Player Date Contract terms
Cody Sol June 2, 2011 3 years, $1.735 million entry-level contract[46]
Andrew Ladd July 5, 2011 5 years, $22 million[47]
Blake Wheeler July 18, 2011 2 years, $5.1 million[48]
Brett Festerling July 18, 2011 1 year, $577,500[49]
Riley Holzapfel July 18, 2011 1 year, $575,000[49]
Arturs Kulda July 18, 2011 1 year, $575,000[49]
Spencer Machacek July 18, 2011 1 year, $575,000[49]
Ben Maxwell July 18, 2011 1 year, $715,000[49]
Kenndal McArdle July 18, 2011 1 year, $600,000[49]
Ivan Telegin July 26, 2011 3 years, $1.875 million entry-level contract[50]
Zach Bogosian September 14, 2011 2 years, $5 million[51]
Mark Scheifele October 3, 2011 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract[52]
Julian Melchiori March 16, 2012 3 years, $1.875 million entry-level contract[53]
Will O'Neill March 27, 2012 1 year, $550,000 entry-level contract[54]
Jim Slater June 13, 2012 3 years, $4.8 million[55]

Draft picks Edit

Winnipeg's picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round Overall Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Mark Scheifele C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Barrie Colts (OHL)
3 67 Adam Lowry LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
3 78 (from Montreal) Brennan Serville D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Stouffville Spirit (OJHL)
4 119 (from San Jose) Zachary Yuen D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
5 149 (from San Jose) Austen Brassard RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)
6 157 Jason Kasdorf G Flag of Canada.svg Canada Portage Terriers (MJHL)
7 187 Aaron Harstad D Flag of the United States United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 19. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. NHL BOARD OF GOVERNORS APPROVES THRASHERS' SALE TO WINNIPEG
  3. NHL Board of Governors approves sale of Thrashers to True North Sports & Entertainment
  4. True North Buys Thrashers, Set to Move Team to Winnipeg. TSN. Retrieved 2011-05-31.
  5. THRASHERS' DUDLEY NOT RETAINED AS GM BY TRUE NORTH
  6. CHEVELDAYOFF TAKES WINNIPEG GENERAL MANAGER'S JOB
  7. RAMSAY INFORMED HE WILL NOT COACH WINNIPEG FRANCHISE
  8. Claude Noel Named Head Coach
  9. True North Announces Team Name is "Winnipeg Jets"
  10. Former Canuck Rick Rypien found dead
  11. Winnipeg Jets unveil Home & Away Jerseys
  12. 2011–2012 Division Standings. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 10, 2012.
  13. 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  14. This game is part of the Kraft Hockeyville series. The game was originally scheduled for Conception Bay South while the Jets were still the Thrashers, but the Jets' relocation to Winnipeg, the subsequent relocation of the Manitoba Moose as the St. John's IceCaps, the IceCaps' affiliation with the Jets, and the IceCaps' close proximity (less than 30 km) from Conception Bay South prompted a move to the IceCaps' home arena.
  15. Hiller, Wheeler, Spezza named Stars of the Week
  16. 16.0 16.1 Defensemen deals highlight draft weekend trades. NHL.com (2011-06-25). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  17. Jets Acquire Fehr from Caps
  18. JETS ACQUIRE KENNDAL McARDLE FROM PANTHERS
  19. Jets trade Akim Aliu for John Negrin
  20. Jets acquire Maxime Macenauer
  21. Jets trade Johnny Oduya to Blackhawks
  22. Jets agree to terms with Winnipeg native Derek Meech. NHL.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  23. Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Tanner Glass. NHL.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  24. Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Aaron Gagnon. NHL.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  25. Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Mark Flood. NHL.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  26. Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Rick Rypien. NHL.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  27. Winnipeg Jets agree to terms with Randy Jones. NHL.com (2011-07-04). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  28. Jets agree to terms with Jason Gregoire. NHL.com (2011-07-07). Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  29. Jets agree to terms with Jason Jaffray. NHL.com (2011-07-19). Retrieved on 2011-07-19.
  30. Jets agree to terms with Kyle Wellwood. NHL.com (2011-09-09). Retrieved on 2011-09-09.
  31. Андрей Зубарев возвращается в "Атлант" (Russian). atlant-mo.ru (2011-06-10). Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  32. Adler nehmen Jaime Sifers unter Vertrag (German). Adler Mannheim (2011-05-26). Retrieved on 2011-05-27.
  33. Centern Jason Krog klar för HV71 (Swedish). HV71 (2011-06-17). Retrieved on 2011-06-17.
  34. Storväxt amerikansk back klar för HV71 (Swedish). HV71 (2011-07-01). Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved on 2011-07-01.
  35. Dallas Stars Agree To Terms With Six Players On First Day Of Free Agency. NHL.com (2011-07-01). Retrieved on 2011-07-02.
  36. Canes Agree to Terms with Anthony Stewart. NHL.com (2011-07-01). Retrieved on 2011-07-03.
  37. Fredrik Pettersson återvänder till Frölunda (Swedish). Frölunda HC (2011-07-12). Retrieved on 2011-07-13.
  38. Devils sign forward Eric Boulton]. NHL.com (2011-07-15). Retrieved on 2011-07-16.
  39. REPORT: SCHREMP TO PLAY FOR MODO OF SWEDISH ELITE LEAGUE]. TSN.ca (2011-08-10). Retrieved on 2011-08-10.
  40. Jets Claim Brett Maclean off Waivers
  41. Jets claim Ben Maxwell off Waivers
  42. Jets claim Antti Miettinen off waivers
  43. Jets claim Grant Clitsome off waivers
  44. Coyotes Re-Acquire MacLean
  45. Ducks Claim Maxwell from Winnipeg
  46. Woodstock's Cody Sol signs NHL deal. Woodstock Sentinel Review (2011-06-02). Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  47. Jets agree to terms with Andrew Ladd. NHL.com (2011-07-05). Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  48. Jets agree to terms with Blake Wheeler. NHL.com (2011-07-18). Retrieved on 2011-07-19.
  49. 49.0 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 Jets agree to terms with six players. NHL.com (2011-07-18). Retrieved on 2011-07-19.
  50. Jets agree to terms with Ivan Telegin. NHL.com (2011-07-26). Retrieved on 2011-07-26.
  51. Bogosian's Back. NHL.com (2011-09-14). Retrieved on 2011-09-15.
  52. Jets agree to terms with Mark Scheifele. NHL.com (2011-10-03). Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  53. Jets sign Julian Melchiori to Entry Level Contract. NHL.com (2012-03-16). Retrieved on 2012-03-16.
  54. Jets sign Will O'Neill to NHL Contract. NHL.com (2012-03-27). Retrieved on 2012-03-27.
  55. Jets agree to terms with Jim Slater. NHL.com (2012-06-13). Retrieved on 2012-06-14.
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