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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up ahead of the NHL Draft.

Note:  The NHL Draft is finally here. Remember to join us for live IC coverage on our YouTube channel of the first round tonight at 6 PM CDT.

Note II: Some pre-draft content with Jets Director of amateur scouting Mark Hillier who spoke on Tuesday as did Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff who discussed the big trade, the draft and the regular season schedule.

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Notes and rumours ahead of the 2023 NHL Draft. One of Friedman’s thoughts is that he thinks Pittsburgh might have some interest in Blake Wheeler. Guess that hat trick game Wheeler had against Pittsburgh back on October 29th, 2017 really resonated.

Global News: ‘I want to be there’: New Jet Vilardi looks forward to playing in Winnipeg. There is going to be a big opportunity for the Ontario product here in Winnipeg.

The Athletic Winnipeg: After Pierre-Luc Dubois trade, Winnipeg Jets set the bar for what comes next. (Paywall). Murat looks at the path forward that he thinks the Jets are trying to forge.

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Global News: Best player in blockbuster Dubois trade might be heading to Winnipeg. Centre/winger Gabe Vilardi is sure going to be a player to watch as Kings fans were none too pleased he was sent to the Jets. 

Jets video:

Winnipeg Jets: First media availability with Gabe Vilardi. 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.

Winnipeg Sun: Analyzing the big Pierre-Luc Dubois trade between the Winnipeg Jets and LA Kings. Sun sportswriters Ted Wyman and Scott Billeck talk about the massive trade between the Winnipeg Jets and Los Angeles Kings, go over the return for Pierre-Luc Dubois and touch on the NHL Draft and what the Jets could get with the 18th overall pick in Nashville.

Jets audio:

Sportsnet 960: Big Show with Rusic and Rose. On hour 4 of the Big Show Patrick Dumas is joined by the Host of Winnipeg Sports Talk Andrew “Hustler” Patterson. Patterson gives his reactions to the PLD trade, how the Jets can find a way to extend Connor Hellebuyck, and how they plan to approach the draft. The Jets have the 18th overall pick in round 1 of this year.