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How many Canadian players on Winnipeg Jets?

By / 1 June 2023 03:16 AM

Bryce Hall striking a pose in the dressing room after wearing his 37 number jersey, helmet and goalie equipments.
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How many Canadian players on Winnipeg Jets? There are 10 Canadian Players on Winnipeg Jets in the 2022-23 NHL season roster.

They are:

  1. Morgan Barron
  2. Kyle Capobianco
  3. Dylan DeMelo
  4. Brenden Dillon
  5. Pierre-Luc Dubois
  6. Sam Gagner
  7. Josh Morrissey
  8. Cole Perfetti
  9. Mark Scheifele
  10. Logan Stanley

The team was founded in 1997 as a member of the Central Division in the Western Conference. They play their home games at the Canada Life Centre.

It is owned by True North Sports & Entertainment. They were initially named the Atlanta Thrashers, then renamed the Jets after relocating to Winnipeg in 1997.

The Jets won the Avco World Trophy thrice in the 1975-76, 1977-78, and 1978-79 seasons. They have never won any Stanley Cup Championship but have appeared in the Western Conference Finals in 2018.

The Jets are one of 7 Canadian NHL Teams.

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Winnipeg Jets Roster With Pictures 2023

The Winnipeg Jets roster has 29 players for the 2022-23 NHL season. Among these 34.48% of players are of Canadian nationality.

The Jets have 29 players in the roster including Dylan Samberg, Cole Perfetti and more
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The roster picture includes the following names:

  • Connor Hellebuyck
  • David Rittich
  • Brenden Dillon
  • Kyle Capobianco
  • Brenden Dillon
  • Josh Morrissey
  • Logan Stanley
  • Nate Schmidt
  • Dylan Samberg
  • Dylan DeMelo
  • Neal Pionk
  • Kyle Connor
  • Axel Jonsson-Fjallby
  • Nikolaj Ehlers
  • Saku Maenalane
  • Nino Niederreiter
  • Blake Wheeler
  • Mason Appleton
  • Sam Gagner  
  • David Gustafsson
  • Morgan Barron
  • Karson Kuhlman
  • Adam Lowry
  • Cole Perfetti  
  • Vladislav Namestnikov
  • Mark Scheifele
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois
  • Kevin Stenlund

Winnipeg Jets Goalie

Winnipeg Jets Goalie are Connor Hellebuyck and David Rittich. The Jets goaltender David Rittich is on a one-year contract worth $900,000.

  • Connor Hellebuyck (#37) - Commerce, Michigan
  • David Rittich (#33) - Jihlava, Czechoslovakia

Winnipeg Jets Emergency Goalie

Winnipeg Jets emergency goalie is Arvid Holm. He is also playing for the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

He opted by Winnipeg in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Draft. He signed a three-year contract with the jets on 16 June 2020.

Winnipeg Jets Defenseman

Winnipeg Jets defenseman are Kyle Capobianco, Dylan DeMelo, Neal Pionk, Logan Stanley and others. Nate Schmidt was traded to the team as a third-round pick in 2022.

Josh Morrissey was a first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. He signed an entry-level contract of three years, later got extended for two years. Then in 2020, he signed an 8-year contract worth $50,000,000.

List of defenseman with their jersey number playing and birthplace divided with their position:

Left Defenseman

  • Brenden Dillon (#5) - New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Kyle Capobianco (#77) - Mississauga, Ontario
  • Brenden Dillon (#5) - New Westminster, British Columbia
  • Josh Morrissey (#44) - Calgary, Alberta
  • Logan Stanley (#64) - Kitchener, Ontario
  • Nate Schmidt (#88) - St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Dylan Samberg (#54) - Hermantown, Minnesota

Right Defenseman

  • Dylan DeMelo (#2) - London, Ontario
  • Neal Pionk (#2) - Omaha, Nebraska

Winnipeg Jets Wing

Winnipeg Jets wing players are Axel Jonsson-Fjallby, Nino Niederreiter, Nikolaj Ehlers, and more. Blake Wheeler has a 5-year contract through the 2024-25 season.

Saku Maenalanen wearing his jersey number 8 during a match against the Vegas Golden Knights
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List of wings with their jersey number playing and birthplace divided with their position:

Left Wing

  • Kyle Connor (#81) - Clinton Township, Michigan
  • Axel Jonsson-Fjallby (#71) - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nikolaj Ehlers (#27) - Aalborg, Denmark
  • Saku Maenalanen (#8) - Tornio, Finland

Right Wing

  • Nino Niederreiter (#62) - Chur, Switzerland
  • Blake Wheeler (#26) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota

Winnipeg Jets Center

Winnipeg Jets Center players are Morgan Barron, Cole Perfetti, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and others. Mark Scheifele set foot on the 40-goal record for the first time in his NHL career during the 2022-23 season.

List of centers with their jersey number playing and birthplace:

  • Mason Appleton (#22) - Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Sam Gagner (#89) - London, Ontario
  • David Gustafsson (#19) - Tingsryd, Sweden
  • Morgan Barron (#39) - Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Karson Kuhlman (#20) - Esko, Minnesota
  • Adam Lowry (#17) - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Cole Perfetti (#91) - Whitby, Ontario
  • Vladislav Namestnikov (#7) - Voskresensk, Russia
  • Mark Scheifele (#55) - Kitchener, Ontario
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois (#80) - Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec
  • Kevin Stenlund (#28) - Stockholm, Sweden

Winnipeg Jets Captain and Alternates

Winnipeg Jets captain was Blake Wheeler from 2016-2017 to 2021-22 NHL seasons. The Jets entered the new season without a captain.

Winnipeg Jets alternate captains are Josh Morrissey, Mark Scheifele, and Adam Lowry.


Blake Wheeler was announced on 31 August 2016 replacing Andrew Lad. The team removed his captaincy and named it leadership restructuring.

The franchise's longest-tenured player was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round and 5th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry.

He has served the past 12 seasons with the team.

The Minnesota native played hockey throughout his freshmen year at Breck School. For his senior year, he played in the United States Hockey League.

He was named to All-WCHA Third Team in the 2007-08 season and NHL YoungStars Game in 2009. He also bagged NHL YoungStars MVP in 2009.

Alternates Captains

Josh Morrissey, Mark Scheifele, and Adam Lowry were named to the alternate captions before the 2019–20 NHL season.

The Jets selected Josh Morrissey in the first-round pick of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He plays as a defenceman for the team.

The Calgary native represented Canada internationally in the IIHF World U18 Championships. He was also in the under-20 team at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.

Mark Scheifele wearing a typical blue suit on October 2018
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Mark Scheifele is the Jet's first-ever draft pick after relocating from Atlanta in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has played 12 NHL seasons with the team.

He used to play minor hockey in Kitcher where he was drafted by the Saginaw Spirit of OHL. He was then picked by the Jets in 2011.

Adam Lowry started his career with WHL. He was signed to an amateur tryout contract with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL.

The 30-year-old was named the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy recipient as the 2012 - 13 WHL Player of the Year. In the 2011 draft, he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth round.

Winnipeg Jets Coach and General Manager

Winnipeg Jets coach is Rick Bowness. He was named the head coach of the team on 3 July 2022 replacing Dave Lowry.

Winnipeg Jets general manager is Kevin Cheveldayoff. He has held the position since 2011 when the Jets returned from Atlanta to Winnipeg.

Rick Bowness

Rick native has spent nine years in NHL with Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, and Winnipeg. He started his playing career in hockey with the Quebec Remparts of QMJHL in 1972.

The Halifax native has played in NHL for 6 seasons with Atlanta, St. Louis, Detroit, and Winnipeg. He was in the second round in the 1975 NHL Draft by the Atlanta Flames.

His coaching career started with the Sherbrooke of QMJHL when he was still a player. After retiring he joined the Winnipeg Jets as an assistant coach.

Bowness worked with the Vancouver Canucks for the 2006 - 07 season. After that was named an associate coach for the Tampa Bay Lightings. He also served for the Dallas Stars from 2018 to 2022.

Rick ranks 7th on the list of Hottest Coaches In NHL 2023.

Rick is married to Judy Bowness. They have a daughter named Kristen Bowness and two sons Richard Bowness and Ryan Bowness.

Kevin Cheveldayoff

Kevin currently serves as the GM and the Winnipeg Jets executive vice president. The former player actively played hockey from 1986 to 1994.

Cheveldayoff is named the third-longest-tenured General Manager in NHL history. The first place is taken by David Poile of Nashville Predators having served since 1997.

As a player he 10 seasons in three leagues including WHL, AHL, and IHL. He played with Capital District Islanders and Salt Lake Golden Eagles.

He was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1988 as a junior hockey standout, but he could not play due to a knee injury. He played an NHL game.

The coach has spent 2 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks as assistant GM. He also worked with AHL's Chicago Wolves leading them to 4 championships.

The Saskatoon native led started the International Hockey League's Denver Grizzlies to win back-to-back Turner Cups as an assistant coach. 

Kevin and his wife Janet Cheveldayoff have two kids, Chase and Alexi Cheveldayoff. His brother is Saskatchewan politician Ken Cheveldayoff.