Winnipeg Jets Chairman Provides An Encouraging Update For Fans

Published October 5, 2023 at 9:30

The Winnipeg Jets have seen plenty of turnover this summer, with Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blake Wheeler on the way out, and now, they've got some moves left to make with two of their top veterans.

A promising update


According to the Winnipeg Jets Chairman Mark Chipman, the team are still hopeful of returning two of their most important stars as they approach free agency in 2024.

Everything I'm hearing is that it's been very positive. The conversations are ongoing,» Chipman told The Athletic. «I've got a lot of confidence in Chevy. So yeah, there's nothing to report other than the conversations have been progressing.

Everybody remains hopeful.

With a talented squad built through a good blend of experience and youth, this team will be an intriguing one to watch in 2023-24, and if they believe they get off to a good start, it bodes well for the re-signing of both Connor Hellebuyck and Mark Scheifele.

No rebuilding in Winnipeg

To add onto that, Chipman reiterated that the Jets have absolutely no interest in a rebuild going forward, and with their roster in a wide open Western Conference, there's confidence that with Hellebuyck and Scheifele, this team can contend.

No, no, we're trying to win. This has been a long build for us and we think we've got a good team, a good core of guys that really like each other,» Chipman said. «The vibe, and the message I keep getting, is that these guys want to win. That's encouraging because that's what this has always been about.

Ultimately, the start of the 2023-24 season could define what this team does moving forward, but for now, things seem to be moving in a good direction in Winnipeg.

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