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, 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.
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.
Swedish player, Daniel Tjarnqvist played three seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers.  The Defenseman would score 53 Points for the Thrashers over his tenure in Georgia.
A rugged player in a very rugged sport, Scott Mellanby played the final two seasons of his NHL career in Atlanta.  He was not the same player on the ice, but the respect he had earned off of it placed him as the Thrashers Captain.  He was the first Atlanta…
Part of the large Buffalo/Winnipeg trade of February of 2015, Drew Stafford is currently with the Jets as of this writing.  In his first full season with Winnipeg, the Right Winger had 38 Points.
Dubbed “The Sherriff” by his on-ice peers, Shane Hnidy was a journeyman stay-at-home defenseman who was an Atlanta Thrasher for two seasons.  Hnidy’s best season in the NHL was with Atlanta where he had 12 Points and 3.8 Point Shares.
A journeyman Centre, Tony Hrkac spent his last two full seasons with the Thrashers.  Hrkac played for nine NHL teams in total and would three times go over 40 Points, the last of which was with Atlanta.
A Winnipeg Jet for two seasons and change, Defenseman, Adam Pardy was not known for venturing past the blue line much, but did his defensive duties effectively.  Pardy would have a respectable +10 Plus/Minus as a Jet.
As of this writing, the four seasons that Russian Centre, Alexander Burmistrov, has spent in the National Hockey League has been with the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets.  In between, he spent time in the KHL, but he could easily rise in the rankings on this list.
Playing nearly half of his NHL games with the Atlanta Thrashers, Hnat Domenichelli, was almost a half point per game player.  The Left Winger would eventually finish his career in Switzerland, where he would obtain a Swiss passport and play for their national team in the 2010 Olympics.
Eric Perrin only spent four seasons in the NHL, the last two being with the Atlanta Thrashers.  Perrin would have a career high 45 Points in the 2007/08 season and received a vote for the Frank J. Selke Trophy.