Winnipeg Jets in History

Events in Sport

  • 1980-02-12 NY Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets
  • 1981-12-20 Winnipeg left wing Doug Smail sets NHL record by scoring just 4 seconds into Jets' 5-4 win over the St Louis Blues; fastest goal from opening face-off to back of net in history; later tied by Bryan Trottier and Alex Mogilny

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-01-15 Montreal's rookie goaltender Patrick Roy records his first of 66 career NHL shutouts, in the Canadiens' 4-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at the Forum

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1993-03-02 Winnipeg Jets Finnish right wing Teemu Selänne breaks NHL record for goals by a rookie with a hat-trick in a 7-4 loss to the visiting Quebec Nordiques; passes Mike Bossy's mark of 52
  • 1995-10-18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • 1996-01-19 NHL Board of Governors approves sale of Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix, Arizona in time for 1996-97 season
  • 1996-07-01 Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1962-07-19 Craig Muni, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1963-04-04 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (#1 pick NHL Draft 1981; Calder Trophy 1982; Canada Cup 1987, 91; Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2020)
  • 1963-06-13 Randy Gilhen, Canadian-German ice hockey forward (Stanley Cup 1991, Pittsburgh Penguins; first German-born player to win SC), born in Zweibrücken, West Germany
  • 1966-02-18 Kris King, Canadian NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hornepayne, Canada
  • 1966-05-05 Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1966-08-16 Ed Olczyk, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-01-27 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-02-27 Dallas Eakins, American-Canadian NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets), born in Dade City, Florida
  • 1967-04-14 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1967-09-26 Craig Janney, American NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1968-07-03 Teppo Numminen, Finnish NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets, Coyotes), born in Tampere, Finland
  • 1969-02-04 Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1969-08-10 Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1970-02-07 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-02-22 Dominic Roussel, Canadian NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hull, Canada
  • 1970-10-01 Alexei Zhamnov, Russian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets; Olympic gold 1992), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1972-03-28 Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • 1973-01-13 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976-05-08 Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976-10-10 Shane Doan, Canadian NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Halkirk, Alberta, Canada
  • 1976-11-27 Chad Kilger, Cornwall, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2020-08-18 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (#1 pick NHL Draft 1981; Calder Trophy 1982; Canada Cup 1987, 91; Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres), dies from stomach cancer at 57