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Winnipeg Jets
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 1999
History Atlanta Thrashers
19992011
Winnipeg Jets
2011–present
Home arena Bell MTS Place
City Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Colours Polar night blue, aviator blue, silver, red, white
                        
Media TSN3
TSN Radio 1290
Owner(s) True North Sports & Entertainment
(Mark Chipman, executive chairman & governor)
General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff
Head coach Paul Maurice
Captain Blake Wheeler
Minor league affiliates Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 0
Presidents' Trophies 0
Division championships 0

The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Central Division of the Western Conference. The team is owned by True North Sports & Entertainment and plays its home games at Bell MTS Place.

The Jets began play as the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999–2000 NHL season. True North Sports & Entertainment then bought the team in May 2011 and relocated the franchise from Atlanta to Winnipeg prior to the 2011–12 season (the first NHL franchise to relocate since the Hartford Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes in 1997). The team was renamed the Jets after Winnipeg's original WHA/NHL team, which relocated after the 1995–96 season to become the Arizona Coyotes.

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