Winnipeg Jets facts for kids
|Home arena||MTS Centre|
|Colors||Polar Night Blue, White, Aviator Blue, Silver
TSN Radio (1290 AM)
|Owner(s)||True North Sports and Entertainment
(Mark Chipman, chairman)
|General manager||Kevin Cheveldayoff|
|Head coach||Paul Maurice|
|Minor league affiliates||St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
The Winnipeg Jets are an ice hockey team that plays in the NHL. The team plays in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the MTS Centre. They were founded in 2011 when the Atlanta Thrashers were bought by Winnipeg-based company, True North Sports and Entertainment and were moved back to Winnipeg. The team announced the Winnipeg Jets as their name when they selected 7th in the first round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on June 25, 2011. Kevin Cheveldayoff was named its first General Manager on June 8, 2011 and Claude Noel was named the new head coach of the Jets on June 23, 2011.
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