Which members of the Winnipeg Jets played in all 82 games this season?

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets on April 12, 2017 — No Comments

For all the talk of injuries that the Jets suffered this season (and that was quite the list) the number of players that managed to play all 82 games this season actually doubled from last season.  Last year just Blake Wheeler and Chris Thorburn got into every single contest for Winnipeg.  This season Blake Wheeler continued his iron man streak getting into every game and has been a testament to good health playing in all but five games for the Jets since the move from Atlanta in 2011-12.

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He was joined this season by Nikolaj Ehlers, Adam Lowry and impressive rookie Josh Morrissey.  Ehlers in his sophomore season with Winnipeg increased his game total by 10 over his rookie season.  Lowry, after dealing with a stint in the minors during the 2015-16 season, took that lesson to heart and hit the most games he has ever played in an NHL season.  Lastly, Morrissey whose previous highest number of games played was 70 (back in 2012-13 for the Prince Albert Raiders) as well as 57 pro games with the Moose last year, hit the complete 82 games for Winnipeg capping off an impressive rookie season.

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One player who merits honourable mention is Dustin Byfuglien, who for all the concern about his durability, played in 80 games for the Jets.  This is the second straight season big #33 has eclipsed the 80+ game mark.