Top 50 Winnipeg Jets

Let’s be very clear.

This list of the top 50 Winnipeg Jets of all-time only refers to the current incarnation that began in Atlanta, Georgia as the Thrashers.  

The reason for this is that the National Hockey League has not given the “history” to the organization that now resides in Manitoba.  

As such, and as of this writing, this is not exactly the most interesting of our Hockey lists, but reality dictates that one franchise had to have this designation.  Since the Jets/Thrashers have only made the NHL playoffs twice in their sixteen year existence, we are not exactly talking about a plethora of Hall of Famers are we?

Still, this is what we do here at Notinhalloffame.com, and let’s check them out shall we?

Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics and post-season accolades.
Ron Hainsey played five seasons with the Thrashers/Jets and the American born blueliner would have his best seasons for that organization.  Hainsey would score 39 Points in the 2008/09 season, which was his best offensive output of his career.  
A member of the Swedish 2006 Olympic Gold Medal team, Defenceman, Niclas Havelid was known for his shot blocking and dedication to the blueline.  Havelid played half of his NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers and had 28 Assists in the 2005/06 season, which would be the best of his…
With only three NHL seasons (as of this writing) under his belt, Winnipeg Defenceman, Jacob Trouba was a major force in the United States Developmental program and has a lot of potential to rocket up this list in the upcoming years.  Trouba is a tenacious defender but has thus far…
It was late in his career when he arrived in Atlanta, but Ray Ferraro, “The Big Ball of Hate” still had plenty left in the tank.  In the 2000-01 season at the age of 36, Ferraro had 76 Points, which was one of four seasons in which he had over…
Claimed in the expansion draft, Yannick Tremblay was an Atlanta Thrasher for five seasons and easily was at his best in the NHL while playing in the state of Georgia.  Tremblay would hit 30 points twice for Atlanta.
Mark Stuart has been (as of this writing) a member of the Thrashers/Jets for the last five and half seasons and patrolled the blue line in an effective stay-at-home fashion.  Stuart’s rugged style of play has not resulted in a lot of points but that is not what he is…
It is true that Patrik Stefan is in the conversation for the worst number one pick in NHL history, with the relatively weak history of the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets, he still can make it on a list such as this.
While Todd White was only an Atlanta Thrasher for three years of his career, it was his second season there where he would by far have his greatest offensive output.  In the 2008/09 season, the undrafted Center would tabulate 73 Points, 51 of them assists.  He would also receive votes…
An Atlanta Thrasher for nearly three seasons, Rich Peverley averaged nearly .7 Points per game while playing for the organization.  Peverley’s best full statistical season in the National Hockey League was in Atlanta where he had 55 Points and his lone 20 Goal season.
Playing for the Atlanta Thrashers for six seasons, Garnet Exelby was a stay-at-home defenseman who exceeded expectations as an eighth round pick.  Exelby wasn’t much of a scorer but did provide 10 Defensive Point Shares over his Thrasher career.
Andrew Brunette really developed his playmaking skills at the professional level in his two years in Atlanta.  Brunette’s first 20 Goal season was in Atlanta as was his first 50 Point campaign of which he would have two for the Thrashers, which incidentally was the amount of years he played…
Donald Audette’s stay with the Atlanta Thrashers was a brief one as he played less than 100 games for the team.  Still, this is a player who average over a point per game in Atlanta and was the franchise’s All Star representative in 2001.  That season saw him record his…
Greg de Vries was an undrafted blueliner who would win the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche.  He would later play two full seasons in Atlanta and gave the team solid defensive play along with his best offensive output with a 35 Point season in the 2005/06 campaign.
A very physical defenseman, Chris Tamer would spend his final five seasons in the National Hockey League with the expansion Atlanta Thrashers.  Never known for being much of an offensive threat, Tamer would have his best offensive output with Atlanta.
Spending two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, Czech borb Left Winger, Michael Frolik would put up remarkably consistent numbers, scoring 42 Points in both of his seasons in Winnipeg.  Frolik brought a winning temperament to Winnipeg, as he was a member of the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks prior to…
Predominantly a fourth line winger, Eric Boulton was a hard-nosed player for the Atlanta Thrashers for six seasons.  Boulton was not known for his scoring acumen but he does have a hat trick on his Thrashers resume.
The gigantic Texan (he stands at 6’ 8”), Tyler Myers is a former Calder Trophy winner (albeit with the Buffalo Sabres) has always been able to use his size effectively.  Myers has not duplicated what he has done with Buffalo (as a Jet) but he is currently with Winnipeg and…
A Jet (as of this writing) for the past two years, Mathieu Perreault made history as the first Winnipeg Jet (though it was done with Atlanta by Ilya Kovalchuk) to score four Goals in a game.  Perreault has scored 41 Points in each of his two seasons in Winnipeg.
Brought in for his veteran leadership, Czech born Bobby Holik played three seasons as an Atlanta Thrasher before returning to the New Jersey Devils.  Holik was not the same player he once was, but still put in 96 Points for the organization.
A Thrasher for a little over two years, Colby Armstrong would enjoy his best offensive season while playing for Atlanta.  In the 2008/09 season he had 40 Points and was named an Alternate Captain for the team.