Note: The quiet time across the NHL is about to come to an end. Rookies will head to BC at the end of this week for the Young Stars Tournament (roster here) and Training Camp will soon be underway. The Jets have just one RFA (Declan Chisholm) remaining to be signed.
Note II: We’ve now concluded our IC Summer Series of chats with Jets prospects/Moose players. You can watch/listen to all five which have now been posted. We began with Danny Zhilkin (watch it here) followed by Chaz Lucius (watch it here) Jeff Malott (watch it here), Daniel Torgersson (watch it here) and then we concluded with Henri Nikkanen (watch it here).
Note III: Former Jets captain Andrew Ladd announced his retirement from pro hockey on Sunday after playing in over 1000 regular season games, which included five seasons in Winnipeg.
Sportsnet: Jets Training Camp Preview: How will new pieces fit with existing core? Kenny put down the clubs from the Manitoba Golf Tour to pen this preview piece.
NHL Network: Kyle Connor ranked 42nd best player in Top 50. Really feels like if he was playing in a bigger market he’d be higher on the list.
NHL Network: Josh Morrissey ranked 49th best player in Top 50. Fair or foul position for number 44 who was ranked 49th.
Illegal Curve Hockey: Saturday Podcast. On the first show of the season we discussed the status of Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck including recent comments from Elliotte Freidman on 32 Thoughts Podcast/Pierre LeBrun in The Athletic. The decision to name a new captain and the choice between Josh Morrissey and Adam Lowry (and whether not being named captain could have an impact on Mark Scheifele). Whether Cole Perfetti or Gabe Vilardi will grab hold of the 2C spot. The logjam on the backend. We were joined by Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press and Ryan S Clark of ESPN.