2011-12 Winnipeg Jets Season
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2011%E2%80%9312 Winnipeg Jets Season
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets
Division4th Southeast
Conference11th Eastern
2011-12 record37-35-10
Home record23-13-5
Road record14-22-5
Goals for235
Goals against281
Team information
General managerKevin Cheveldayoff
CoachClaude Noel
CaptainAndrew Ladd
Alternate captainsDustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom
Mark Stuart
Chris Thorburn
ArenaMTS Centre
Average attendance15,004 (100%)
Total: 615,164
Team leaders
GoalsEvander Kane (30)
AssistsBlake Wheeler (47)
PointsBlake Wheeler (64)
Penalty minutesMark Stuart (98)
Plus/minusEvander Kane (+11)
WinsOndrej Pavelec (29)
Goals against averageOndrej Pavelec (2.91)

The 2011-12 Winnipeg Jets season was the 13th season for the National Hockey League (NHL) franchise and the first in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after 12 seasons as the Atlanta Thrashers. The franchise played in Atlanta since the 1999-2000 NHL season, and relocated to Winnipeg following the conclusion of the 2010-11 NHL season.[1] The relocation of the Thrashers to Winnipeg was confirmed by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on May 31, 2011, and approved by the NHL Board of Governors on June 21, 2011.[2][3] The 2011 season also marks the first appearance of the Winnipeg Jets name in the NHL since the previous franchise moved from Winnipeg to Phoenix in 1996. At the end of the regular season, the team failed to qualify for the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Off-season

On May 31, 2011, at a press conference at the MTS Centre, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that the Atlanta Thrashers had been sold to True North Sports and Entertainment and would relocate to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 NHL season after a unanimous vote favoring the sale and relocation at the Board of Governors meeting on June 21, 2011.[4] On June 4, 2011, the new owners informed general manager Rick Dudley that he would no longer be general manager of the franchise, and that the last four years of his contract were to be bought-out.[5]

On June 8, 2011, Winnipeg named Kevin Cheveldayoff as their new general manager, having previously been serving as the assistant general manager for the Chicago Blackhawks.[6] Additionally, on June 20, 2011, new ownership informed Craig Ramsay that he was no longer the coach of the team. Former Edmonton Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish was also informed he was out of the running for the head coaching position.[7] On June 24, True North announced that Claude Noel would be the first head coach of the new team in Winnipeg. Noel had spent the previous season as the head coach of the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose.[8]

The team's name was revealed to be the "Jets" at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft before the team made their selection.[9] On August 15, Rick Rypien was found deceased at his home in Alberta. Rypien had signed a contract with the Jets in the off-season. He was 27 years old.[10] The Jets unveiled their new jerseys at an event held on September 6 at 17 Wing in Winnipeg.[11]

Regular season

The Winnipeg team retained the Thrashers' place in the Southeast Division. The team played six games against its division opponents; four against other Eastern conference teams; and one or two games against Western conference teams.

Playoffs

The Jets failed to qualify for the 2012 NHL Playoffs, finishing eleventh in the Eastern Conference.

Standings

Southeast Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 −24 94
2 x – Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 −8 92
3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 −46 84
4 Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 −21 84
5 Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 −30 82
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division
Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 +39 109
2 NE y – Boston Bruins 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 +67 102
3 SE y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 −24 94
4 AT x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 +61 108
5 AT x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 +32 103
6 AT x – New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 +19 102
7 SE x – Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 −8 92
8 NE x – Ottawa Senators 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 +9 92
9 NE Buffalo Sabres 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 −12 89
10 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 −46 84
11 SE Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 −21 84
12 SE Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 −30 82
13 NE Toronto Maple Leafs 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 −33 80
14 AT New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 −52 79
15 NE Montreal Canadiens 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 −14 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference

Schedule and results

Pre-season

Regular season

Player statistics

Skaters

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Ondrej Pavelec 68 3932 29 28 9 191 2.91 2036 .906% 4 0 2 0
Chris Mason 20 995 8 7 1 43 2.59 422 .898% 2 0 0 0
Peter Mannino 1 20 0 0 0 0 0.00 4 1.000% 0 0 0 0

+Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Jets. Stats reflect time with the Jets only.
?Traded mid-season
underline/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records

Awards

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Blake Wheeler[13] NHL Second Star of the Week February 20, 2012

Milestones

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Zach Bogosian 200th career NHL game October 9, 2011
Mark Scheifele 1st career NHL game October 9, 2011
Mark Scheifele 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
October 19, 2011
Mark Flood 1st career NHL goal November 5, 2011
Johnny Oduya 100th career NHL point November 8, 2011
Tanner Glass 200th career NHL game November 10, 2011
Bryan Little 300th career NHL game November 14, 2011
Johnny Oduya 400th career NHL game November 17, 2011
Andrew Ladd 100th career NHL goal November 25, 2011
Nik Antropov 700th career NHL game November 26, 2011
Alexander Burmistrov 100th career NHL game December 3, 2011
Dustin Byfuglien 100th career NHL assist December 3, 2011
Kyle Wellwood 400th career NHL game December 6, 2011
Jim Slater 400th career NHL game December 17, 2011
Ron Hainsey 500th career NHL game December 29, 2011
Evander Kane 100th career NHL point January 7, 2012
Chris Thorburn 400th career NHL game January 21, 2012
Kyle Wellwood 200th career NHL point January 21, 2012
Chris Mason 300th career NHL game January 23, 2012
Blake Wheeler 300th career NHL game February 14, 2012
Blake Wheeler 100th career NHL assist February 17, 2012
Dustin Byfuglien 200th career NHL point February 23, 2012
Antti Miettinen 500th career NHL game February 25, 2012
Tim Stapleton 100th career NHL game February 25, 2012
Evander Kane 200th career NHL game March 9, 2012
Bryan Little 100th career NHL assist March 9, 2012
Spencer Machacek 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
March 18, 2012
Tobias Enstrom 200th career NHL point March 20, 2012
Spencer Machacek 1st career NHL goal March 23, 2012
Dustin Byfuglien 400th career NHL game March 24, 2012
Grant Clitsome 100th career NHL game March 28, 2012

Records

Player Record (Amount) Achieved

Transactions

Winnipeg has been involved in the following transactions during the 2011-12 season.


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