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A look at the Winnipeg Jets 23 man roster for 2016-17

The Jets roster is (kinda) down to 23.


As of right now the Jets have 24 players on their roster but you can expect the team to either place Brendan Lemieux on injured reserve or if he is healthy to re-assign him to their AHL affiliate Manitoba Moose.  The deadline is tomorrow at 4 pm CT to set their 23 man roster.  Another factor is the health of Drew Stafford and Shawn Matthias who both skated today in yellow non-contact jerseys but we were told by coach Maurice that he expects them to be in the lineup on Thursday provided they don’t have any set backs.

The Jets started training camp back on Friday, September 23rd with 59 players.  Originally there were to have been 60 players in camp but Jacob Trouba’s agent announced that his client had requested a trade and would not be reporting to Winnipeg.

While fans won’t see veteran players like Andrew Ladd and Ondrej Pavelec or even young players like Andrew Copp and Nic Petan on the team (to start the year) there are a number of young prospects who have filled their roles including:

2016 1st round pick Patrik Laine
2015 1st round pick Kyle Connor
2013 1st round pick Josh Morrissey
2012 5th round pick Connor Hellebuyck

The complete list is as follows:

Forwards (14):

Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Drew Stafford, Alexander Burmistrov, Chris Thorburn, Adam Lowry, Nikolaj Ehlers, Brandon Tanev, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor, Joel Armia and Shawn Matthias.

Defencemen (7):

Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers, Tobias Enstrom, Mark Stuart, Josh Morrissey, Ben Chiarot and Paul Postma.

Goalies (2):

Connor Hellebuyck, Michael Hutchinson.