Team Recap: 43rd-seeded ’14-’15 Winnipeg Jets

43rd-seeded '14-'15 Winnipeg Jets

43rd-seeded ’14-’15 Winnipeg Jets

  • Dustin Byfuglien (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -9   18* S   0 GWG   4* PIM   0 Stars
  • Ben Chiarot (D)
    • 2 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Toby Enstrom (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -3   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Michael Frolik (RW)
    • 4 GP   1* G   1 A   2* P   -3   8 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Matt Halischuk (RW)
    • 2 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jay Harrison (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Michael Hutchinson (G)
    • 1 GP   0 GS   0-0-0   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV%   0 SO   0 Stars
  • Evander Kane (LW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -1   6 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Andrew Ladd (LW)
    • 4 GP   1* G   0 A   1 P   -2   14 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Bryan Little (C)
    • 4 GP   1* G   1 A   2* P   -2   8 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   1 Stars
  • Adam Lowry (LW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -2   7 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Tyler Myers (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   +1*   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Adam Pardy (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Ondrej Pavelec (G)
    • 4 GP   4 GS   0-3-1   3.25 GAA   .914 SV%   0 SO   4* Stars
  • Anthony Peluso (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mathieu Perreault (C)
    • 4 GP   1* G   0 A   1 P   -3   6 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Paul Postma (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mark Scheifele (C)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -2   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jim Slater (C)
    • 4 GP   1* G   0 A   1 P   -1   2 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   1 Stars
  • Drew Stafford (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -2   8 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Lee Stempniak (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A  0 P    -1   5 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Mark Stuart (D)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   2 S   0 GWG   2 PIM   0 Stars
  • Chris Thorburn (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   Even   0 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jiri Tlusty (LW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   2* A   2* P   -3   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Jacob Trouba (D)
    •  4 GP   0 G   0 A   0 P   -5   3 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars
  • Blake Wheeler (RW)
    • 4 GP   0 G   1 A   1 P   -2   12 S   0 GWG   0 PIM   0 Stars

* – Team Best

Team Stats:

  • Record: 0-3-1
  • Goals Scored: 5
  • Goals/Game: 1.25 – Tied for worst in tournament
  • Goals Allowed: 13
  • Goals Allowed/Game: 3.25
  • Shots: 117
  • Shots Allowed: 166
  • Shots/Game: 29.3
  • Shots Allowed/Game: 41.5
  • # of PP’s: 7
  • PPG’s: 1
  • PP%: 14.3%
  • TSH: 4
  • PPGA: 1
  • PK%: 75.0%
  • Penalties in minutes: 8

This reincarnation of the Winnipeg Jets is still very young, therefore the low seed. They will move up the ranks simply by existing for another season. Last year in the inaugural tourney, the ’13-’14 Jets were the representative and this year, the ’14-’15 Jets made their Ultimate NHL Playoff debut. They had a tough draw with the current seedings.

First Round:

Swept by 22nd-seeded ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks, 4-0

Under the direction of head coach Paul Maurice, the ’14-’15 Jets posted a 43-26-13 record, which was good for 99 points. Both were franchise best for the newly reborn Jets. They finished 5th in the Central Division, but that was still good enough to make it for the playoffs for the first time back in Winnipeg. They finished dead in the middle of the league in scoring with 230 goals (2.80/game) while they finished ninth in the league in goals against with 210 (2.56/game). According to Hockey Reference, the ’14-’15 Jets had the fourth toughest schedule in the league and they fought through that finish as the 9th best team in the league that year according to Hockey Reference’s SRS ranking. That ranking (0.28) is by far the best among all new Jets seasons. As I said earlier, they made the playoffs for the first time, but ran up against a powerhouse Anaheim Ducks team and were swept in a tough, physical four games.

The ’14-’15 Jets were offense-by-committee. Without a true offensive star, they had to rely on their depth. Team captain Andrew Ladd was the team’s leading scorer with 62 points while Blake Wheeler was right behind him with 61 points. Wheeler did lead the team in goal scoring with 26 while Ladd was tied for second on the team at 24 with Bryan Little. Ladd and Wheeler were also first and second in apples for Winnipeg at 38 and 34, respectively. Mark Scheifele was a close third with 34 assists. “Big Wheels” also posted the highest plus/minus rating for Winnipeg at +26 while defenseman Toby Enstrom was second at +11. Much like offense, the Winnipeg goaltending was a bit of goaltender-by-committee. Ondrej Pavelec started 46 games while Michael Hutchinson started 36 games. Pavelec posted a 2.28 goals against average with a .920 save percentage while tallying five shutouts while the younger Hutchinson posted a 2.39 goals against average with a .914 save percentage and two shutouts.

Up next, the 42nd-seeded ’25-’26 Pittsburgh Pirates!

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