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!

Note: Hockey lists are based on an amalgamation of tenure, traditional statistics, advanced statistics, playoff statistics, and post-season accolades.

This list is up to the end of the 2020-21 Season.
As of this writing, Adam Lowry has played six seasons in the NHL, all of which as a Winnipeg Jet.
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 with 59…
Spending two seasons with the Winnipeg Jets, Czech born 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…
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 with 50 Points in 339 Games.  That doesn't sound like…
Shawn McEachern went to the Atlanta Thrashers for two seasons after a successful stint with Ottawa.  McEachern would have his last 50 Point season as a Thrasher (2003-04), which would be the only season where he would receive votes for the Frank J. Selke Award.
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.  He had 639 Penalty Minutes for Atlanta, which reflects his role with the…
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.
Dmitry Kulikov was an eight-year pro (seven with Florida and one with Buffalo) before he signed with the Winnipeg Jets as a Free Agent in 2017.