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First media availability with Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jordie Benn

Winnipeg traded for him on Monday and today he spoke for the first time as a member of the Jets.

The Jets made one trade on Monday sending a 6th rounder in 2021 to the Canucks for veteran defenceman Jordie Benn. Benn remains in quarantine in Vancouver and will fly to Winnipeg by charter according to Jets head coach Paul Maurice and join the team on Friday at the rink.

The team announced he will wear number 40 this season.

Today he spoke about becoming the newest member of the Jets organization:


1.  What was Trade deadline like for him?
2. Does he have any connection to the team?
3. What are his thoughts on the Jets?
4. Has he spoken to the team about his role?
5. Ability to play both sides.
6. What has it been like going through the outbreak in Vancouver?
7. What does he bring to the Jets?
8. Dealing with covid.
9. Is there any significance to number 40?
10. What can he bring for a playoff run?
11. How he found out about the trade.