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Short History of Winnipeg Jets Hockey Team
Winnipeg Jets is owned by the “True North Sports and Entertainment” that was renamed and relocated the previous Atlanta Thrashers franchise proceeding in the NHL season of 2011-2012. This is the first NHL franchise team that was relocated by the time the Hartford Whalers became to be the Carolina Hurricanes in the year 1997. The team is founded in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This team play their home games in the MTS Centre taking their name after the original name of Winnipeg NHL/WHA team.
It was December 27, 1971 when Winnipeg was granted to be one of the establishing franchises in World Hockey Association (WHA). When 1979 came, the majority of the team of WHA had folded, yet this team are still becoming to be strong. They were being absorbed in the NHL together with the Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers and Quebec Nordiques being a part of the merger of WHA-NHL.
There was a considerable support to Winnipeg in re-using the “Winnipeg Jets” as its name. This was the minoker of the original NHL and WHA franchise of the city, inspite of the spread of rumours of referring it to be called as “Manitoba Moose”. The team’s selection of name was kept in secret until the time comes of 2011 Entry Draft of NHL. It was Chipman who introduced the general manager who is Kevin Cheveldayoff in making the first pick instead of Winnipeg Jets.
The Winnipeg Jets was owned by Barry Shenkarow but eventually sold his team to the American businessmen; Richard Burke and Steven Gluckster. The two businessmen has an original plan of moving the team in Minnesota but eventually come up with an agreement with jerry Colangelo, the Phoenix businessman that will cause the moving of the team in Arizona and became to be the Phoenix Coyotes. It was April 28, 1996 when the Winnipeg Jets had their last game