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First media availability with Winnipeg Jets forward Gabe Vilardi

Back home in Kingston, Ontario we hear from one of the newest Jets players.

One of the newest Jets players Gabe Vilardi is back home in Kingston, Ontario where he took part in his first media availability as a member of the Winnipeg organization. He discussed the trade, the opportunity for him to have a big role in Winnipeg, playing in Canada and much more.


1) His thoughts on the trade/hearing about it.
2) Opportunity for him in Winnipeg (:56)
3) Steps his game took last year (1:45)
4) Battle to get heathy and being on other side finally (2:40)
5) What’s it meant to be part of two playoff runs (3:26)
6) How much did he learn at centre from Kopitar/Danault? (4:07)
7) His mindset going into contract negotiations (5:00)
8) What can he say about the guys who also got traded to Wpg (5:56)
9) Does he have any connections on the Jets? (6:54)
10) What was process like for him as a person not as a hockey player? (7:44)
11) Playing centre/wing, where does he feel he hold most potential? (8:47)
12) What steps does he go through to ensure his back health (9:53)
13) What were the last couple of days like? (11:06)
14) His heavy shot and how it developed (11:44)
15) What does rest of summer look like for him? (12:13)
16) Did his better D play contribute to more offence? (12:58)
17) Being a Canadian playing in a Canadian market (14:03)