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Winnipeg Jets
2014–15 Winnipeg Jets season
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 1999
History Atlanta Thrashers
19992011 (NHL)
Winnipeg Jets
2011present (NHL)
Home arena MTS Centre
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
Colors Polar Night Blue, White, Aviator Blue, Silver


Media TSN 3
TSN Radio (1290 AM)
Owner(s) True North Sports and Entertainment
(Mark Chipman, chairman)
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Head coach Paul Maurice
Captain Andrew Ladd
Minor league affiliates St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Ontario Reign (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 0
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 0

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.

The first Winnipeg Jets played in the NHL from 1972 to 1996. This team is now known as the Phoenix Coyotes.

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