After failing to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their first three seasons in Winnipeg, the Jets made the playoffs in 2015 for the first time. They were swept out of the playoffs by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in four games. So still, this organization has yet to win a playoff game. This is a team that really isn't too old or young either, so nobody is sure which direction this team is headed.
Top Scorers for Jets
The Jets current head coach is Paul Maurice, with Andrew Ladd as their team captain. Their 2014-15 season record was 43-26-13. That was good enough for fifth place in the Central division. The team’s best scorer is Bryan Little, wrapping up 146 goals in his career so far. He’s followed by Andrew Ladd, with 122 goals. The all time best scorer for the Jets is Ilya Kovalchuk. He scored 328 goals in his lifetime, nearly twice the amount as Bryan Little.
The Winnipeg Jets organization is one of the NHL's newest franchises. The organization itself was originally founded in 1999 as the Atlanta Thrashers. The franchise stayed in Atlanta until 2011 when they were moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets. This is not the first time there has been an NHL team in Winnipeg. From 1972-1996 there was another NHL team in Winnipeg called the Jets as well, that team moved to Phoenix, Arizona and became the Phoenix Coyotes. The current franchise, since it's inception in Atlanta in 1999, have had very little success to speak of. During their time in Atlanta, they only made the Stanley Cup Playoffs one time, in 2007, and they got swept out of the first round without winning a playoff game.
The Winnipeg Jets had a disastrous 2015-2016 season. The Jets finished the season with just 78 points, good for the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference and seventh-worst record overall. The good news is the Jets are already well into a rebuild, and have collected a lot of good young players. For example, 23-year-old Mark Scheifele who led the team in goals a year ago and 2015 first round selection Jack Roslovic, who figures to take a big jump this season. The Jets were major winners in the NHL lottery, ending up with the second selection overall. The Jets need to fix their power play, which was dead last in the league, so they selected Patrick Laine, the big winger from Finland, who many believe is the best player in this draft.