The Winnipeg Jets once again missed the playoffs last season, finishing seven points out of a wild card spot in the Western Conference.
The Jets have a good, young nucleus of forwards, led by Calder Trophy finalist Patrik Laine, and defensemen, and there should be added pressure on this group to challenge for a playoff spot in the Central Division next season.
One area that was a priority for Winnipeg this offseason was goaltending.
The Jets moved on from Ondrej Pavelec, who is now backing up Henrik Lundqvist with the New York Rangers. Coming to Winnipeg is 29-year-old Steve Mason, who signed for two years with an average annual value of $4.1 million.
The Jets also added 26-year-old defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, who signed a three-year deal with an AAV of $4.333 million.
Today at PHT, we’ll discuss the key storylines surrounding the Jets heading into training camp.