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Kyle Connor scores twice, Jets beat Ducks 5-1 for 1st win

Oct. 22, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored twice and added an assist with regular linemates Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele in COVID-19 protocol and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. Playing on a...

Wild surge past Jets 6-5 in OT on Eriksson Ek's hat trick

Oct. 20, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek and the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show for the first full house at Xcel Energy Center in 19 months. The Wild were overwhelmed with gratitude for their off-the-ice help, from start to finish. Eriksson Ek...

Jets captain Wheeler has COVID-19, out at least 10 days

Oct. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler will miss at least four games while sidelined for COVID-19. The Jets said before their game Tuesday at Minnesota that Wheeler was symptomatic after testing positive for the virus. According...

Youth movement powers Sharks past Jets 4-3 in opener

Oct. 17, 2021 01:45 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game to lead the San Jose Sharks to a season-opening 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night. “You couldn’t...

McTavish, 18, scores in NHL debut as Ducks beat Jets 4-1

Oct. 14, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In the span of 4 hours, Mason McTavish went from being a gameday scratch to becoming the youngest player in Anaheim history to score a goal. The 18-year-old McTavish scored less than 14 minutes into his NHL debut as the Ducks opened the season...

Lapierre, Jarvis among the biggest surprises of NHL camps

Oct. 04, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The hole in the middle of the Washington Capitals lineup with Niklas Backstrom out injured looked looked tailor made for 2019 first-round pick Connor McMichael, who impressed last season as a rookie in the American Hockey League. The spot still...

Dubois declares `I'm back;' set for fresh start in Winnipeg

Sep. 22, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It’s nearing the end of a long day of promotional on-ice videos and lengthy interviews with one group of reporters after another, when Pierre-Luc Dubois strides confidently into the hotel conference room with a beaming smile and outreached hand. ...

Wild sign veteran defenseman Jordie Benn to 1-year deal

Aug. 27, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Friday, adding another veteran option after an offseason of change on the blue line. The 34-year-old Benn had one goal, nine assists and a plus-7 rating over 39...

Winnipeg Jets ink forward Andrew Copp to 1-year deal

Aug. 12, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Copp on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $3.6 million for Copp, who had 15 goals and 24 assists in 55 games for the Jets last season, adding two assists in eight playoff games. ...

Winnipeg Jets avoid arbitration, sign Pionk to 4-year deal

Aug. 11, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have avoided arbitraton and signed defenseman Neal Pionk to a four-year contract worth roughly $23.5 million. The 26-year-old Pionk will earn about $5.8 million per year, the team said in a statement Wednesday. ...