The Winnipeg Jets have announced that the team’s training camp will begin from Bell MTS Iceplex next Thursday, September 23 and run through Friday, October 8. Interspersed throughout the 16-day camp is the Jets’ preseason schedule, which begins on Sunday, September 26 and runs through October 8 with six games (three at home and three on the road).
The duration of training camp will be held at Bell MTS Place on the Assiniboine Credit Union, Flynn and Manitoba Building Trades ice surfaces before the team moves east down Portage Avenue to the recently re-branded Canada Life Centre, where it will begin practicing in time for team formation and the 2021-22 regular season.
With 10:00 AM morning sessions nearly every day, players vying for roster spots on the Jets will certainly look to find their legs following yet another interesting year. Coming off a shorter than average offseason that saw a number of major organizational moves, a number of spots will be up for grabs prior to the official roster being released in advance of the season.
A five-day mini-camp from Bell MTS Iceplex begins on Thursday, September 16, which will see 21 young players – who are either new to the organization or mainly spent time with the Manitoba Moose last year – participate in morning sessions for the next five days prior to training camp officially beginning. Those invited to the mini-camp will also participate in training camp.
Fans hoping to catch a peek of the action will be allowed into Bell MTS Iceplex but will need to remain in line with Manitoba’s Public Health Orders. Masks will be required at all times inside the facility, while fans will not actually be allowed into the rinks themselves, but rather common viewing areas in the main lobby. Distancing between spectators will be required and enforced. Proof of vaccination and a government-issued identification will be required upon entrance to Bell MTS Iceplex.
The full Winnipeg Jets Training Camp Roster is listed below:
Forwards (23): Andrew Copp, Jansen Harkins, Adam Lowry, David Gustafsson, Riley Nash, Dominic Toninato, Austin Poganski, Mikey Eyssimont, Paul Stastny, Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jeff Malott, Luke Johnson, Evan Poleri, Haralds Egle, Mark Scheifele, Evgency Svechnikov, CJ Suess, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor, Kristian Reichel, Cole Perfetti, Kristian Vesalainen
Defencemen (17): Dylan DeMelo, Neal Pionk, Brenden Dillon, Sami Niku, Ville Heinola, Nathan Beaulieu, Simon Lundmark, Josh Morrissey, Declan Chisholm, Tyrel Bauer, Dylan Samberg, Dmitri Kuzmin, Nelson Nogier, Logan Stanley, Johnny Kovacevic, Leon Gawanke, Nate Schmidt
Goaltenders (5): Eric Comrie, Mikhail Berdin, Connor Hellebuyck, Philippe Desrosiers, Arvid Holm