Note: The quiet time across the NHL is about to come to an end. Rookies will start skating this afternoon before they 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: The team announced yesterday morning that Adam Lowry would be the Jets third captain. Following the official announcement by the team, we heard from Adam Lowry (watch here), head coach Rick Bowness (watch here) and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff (watch here).
Adam Lowry highlights: Leadership Style | Where this ranks for him | Mentoring next generation | Continuing playoff play | He’s not expecting to win Rocket Richard | What it means to have a ‘C’ on his jersey
Winnipeg Sun: Jets’ Cheveldayoff to Scheifele, Hellebuyck: keep train on track. It is going to be very interesting to see how this all plays out this season.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets tag Adam Lowry as next captain. Hard to believe that the Jets third round pick from back in 2011 is now entering his 10th year with the club. Where does the time go? Mike has more on the selection of the Alberta product to be the third ever captain in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Sun: Lowry, not Scheifele, embodies style Jets want to play. Paul wrote about the decision to go with 17 over 55.
Winnipeg Free Press: Chevy standing pat, for now. (Paywall). He expanded on his comments from the GM meetings in Chicago last week which sure made it seem like 37 and 55 will be hear for awhile yet. Whether that’s for just this season or possibly seeing both extended wasn’t evident.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets slap ‘C’ on veteran Lowry’s chest. (Paywall). Couldn’t have made a bad choice between 17 and 44.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Jets name Adam Lowry as captain ahead of 2023-24 season: Why Winnipeg chose him. (Paywall). Murat provides his thoughts on the selection of big number 17 as the next captain in Winnipeg and why he feels the organization made this choice.
Global News: As the Winnipeg Jets attract more people to games, arena renovations help to meet demand. We did the media availability in the newly renovated Scotiabank Wealth Management Premium Club where the old Exchange Restaurant was and it’s quite an impressive upgrade.
TSN: Was Adam Lowry the right choice for the Winnipeg Jets’ captaincy? The Jets named Adam Lowry as the team’s new captain on Tuesday, but should they have selected a more recognized superstar to lead the team? What does this say about the direction head coach Rick Bowness wants the club to go? 7-Eleven That’s Hockey’s Gino Reda is joined by OverDrive’s Bryan Hayes to discuss.
TSN: The Talking Point: The Jets answer their captaincy question… but now what? The Jets showed they could be one of the best teams in the Western Conference last year, but weren’t able to sustain it. Now with Adam Lowry named as their new captain, what’s next for the club? Craig Button answers this in the latest Talking Point.
TSN: Lu details the latest on Scheifele and Hellebuyck’s futures in Winnipeg. The Jets got a key piece of business done on Tuesday with the naming of Adam Lowry as captain, but the futures of Mark Scheifele and Connor Hellebuyck remain the big talking points in Winnipeg. John Lu joins SportsCentre to discuss the latest on where they and the team stand.
TSN: Lu: Cheveldayoff says new captain Lowry embodies what Winnipeg is all about. Almost a calendar year ago, the Jets and Blake Wheeler decided they would play last season without a captain. Now, on Tuesday, that vacancy was finally filled as Adam Lowry was named the third captain of the team since the franchise moved back to Winnipeg. John Lu has more on why the Jets chose Lowry to lead the team.
Sportsnet: ‘I’ll always have their back’: Lowry on what he’ll bring as Jets next captain. Sean Reynolds speaks with the Winnipeg Jets’ new captain Adam Lowry about what he’s done to earn the role, what it means to be the rock of the organization, and how he’ll lead differently than the former team captains.
680 CJOB: Jets @ Noon. New Jets captain Adam Lowry joined Cam and Jim following the announcement he’d be the third captain for the Winnipeg franchise since they moved from Atlanta. It begins with what this means to him, when it will feel real, who he draws from/responsibilities of the captain, does it change his approach to training camp, whether he anticipated this ever happening, biggest challenges this season, more of a focus on a team game and his philosophy on dealing with the ups/downs of a season.