The “Winnipeg Jets” is a professional ice hockey team situated in in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The team is part of the Central Division that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL.)
The Jets are under the ownership True North Sports & Entertainment, the TNSE also owns the Atlanta Thrashers franchise preceding the NHL season 2011-2012.
The team’s name was taken out after the Winnipeg’s original WHA/NHL team Arizona Coyotes and they play their home games at the MTS Centre.
The World Hockey Association (WHA) has granted one franchise team in Winnipeg on December 27, 1971. The team was recognized as one of the WHA’s strongest teams, which in fact, they were the only strong team after the majority of the WHA’s teams had crashed.
Together with the other three NHL teams, namely the Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers and Quebec Nordiques, the Jets were absorbed by the National Hockey League during the WHA-NHA merger.
At the time, the team was vended by the owner Barry Shenkarow to American businessman Richard Burke and Steven Gluckstern. The new owners have had plans in relocating the Jets to Minnesota, however, ended up with a deal with Jerry Colangelo, who was a Phoenix businessman that would visualize the team under his ownership as the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Winnipeg’s early history in the league appeared to be quite uncertain and short, in fact, they had their last game on April 28, 1996 under Colangelo.