The 2023 NHL Draft has concluded, and free agency’s main deals have gone down, so all that is left is the Winnipeg Jets’ prospect development camp. It lasted four days total, with only one day of scrimmages and a few things of note.
The Winnipeg Jets finally have something they have not had for the last six seasons. They have a top-nine that possesses a true two-way style of play. The Jets have been hindered by many star forwards having zero defensive game.
Samberg played the 2022-23 season as a bottom pairing defenseman for the Jets. He scored two goals and eight points in 63 games for them while averaging just under 15 minutes of ice time per game. He also played five playoff games, without recording a point.
At the age of 24, Samberg earned his first full-time NHL roster spot in 2022-23, skating in 63 contests for the Jets. He contributed two goals and eight points, but his main value came without the puck on his stick.
The Winnipeg Jets entered 2023 Free Agency with nine pending restricted free agents (RFAs) and six pending unrestricted free agents (UFAs). After a frenzy of signings and re-signings league-wide over the past week, some have been locked up by the Jets again, some await new contracts, some have signed elsewhere, and some are still without a team.
The Winnipeg Jets are holding a prospect development camp this week at the Hockey For All Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this has not been in the organization’s plans.
The 2023-24 Winnipeg Jets currently have improved every major position except for the defensive core. One solution to this would be trading for Travis Sanheim or moving out one of Neal Pionk or Nate Schmidt.
“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain” – Harvey Dent Blake Wheeler is no longer a Winnipeg Jet. Any ending begets a reminiscence, and a desire to put into context the protagonist’s story.
The New York Rangers announced that they have come to terms with Blake Wheeler, signing him to a one-year contract worth $800,000. Wheeler takes a huge discount to go play in a big market where he can thrive offensively.