Note: The Jets concluded their final bit of RFA business on Wednesday when they agreed to a two-year deal with David Gustafsson.
Note II: The re-booted World Junior tournament continued yesterday and it was Jets 2020 2nd rounder Daniel Torgersson‘s turn to put on a show scoring not once but twice in the Sweden 3-2 win over Switzerland. And it gives Jets fans a couple more chances to hear Dennis Beyak’s goal call.
Note III: While the Illegal Curve Hockey Show is on hiatus we will still have some features for you on our YouTube channel throughout August. This afternoon I’ll be chatting with defenceman Johnny Kovacevic, who signed a three-year deal with the Jets a few weeks back. That interview will be posted on our YouTube channel tomorrow so be sure you’re subscribing to catch that conversation.
Note IV: A couple of Moose departures came out on Wednesday as Grand Forks product Luke Johnson heads to San Jose (signed by AHL Barracuda). Had a really tough year in Manitoba only playing 23 games (3G 7A) after suffering TWO broken legs last season. As well defenceman Markus Phillips is heading overseas to join Porin Ässät of Liiga. He only played seven games with the Moose after he was acquired as part of the Nelson Nogier trade.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets sign Gustafsson to two-year deal. (Paywall). Mike chimes in on the final RFA signing by Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets, Gustafsson agree on two-year pact. Scott wrote about yesterday’s signing and ends with the question as to whether the Jets will add depth or let the guys who have been marinating in the minors get a chance to make an impact in the NHL.
CJOB 680: Jets at Noon. Fresh off signing his three-year deal with the Jets forward Mason Appleton joined Jim and Cameron to chat about being back in Winnipeg and sticking around for the next three season. The conversation begins at the 11:30 mark.
The Hockey Guy: The History of the current Winnipeg Jets (2022 Edition). The Jets have been better in this turn than they were during their first run in the NHL that ended with a move to Phoenix.