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The sky's the limit: Jim Kyte Alumni Profile

by Jason Friesen & Annie Chipman / WinnipegJets.com

Winnipeg, Manitoba - Limitations have never been a problem for Jim Kyte. When he began his professional hockey career with the Winnipeg Jets in 1982, he became the first legally deaf person to ever play in the NHL. And that career lasted as he brought his hard-nosed style of play to Calgary, his hometown of Ottawa, and San Jose over the course of nearly 600 NHL regular season games. 

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An extraordinary life

Daley: "I never regretted that decision to leave the NHL and jump to Winnipeg in the WHA."

by Scott Taylor / Game On Magazine, Year 7, Edition 1

The greatest moment in Joe Daley's hockey career didn't take place on the ice. It didn't arrive in front of a huge crowd of adoring fans. It didn't happen while stopping the shots of some of the greatest players in the game's history.

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Winnipeg Jets statement on the passing of Dan Maloney

"The kindest soul away from the game."

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / WinnipegJets.com

We at True North Sports + Entertainment and the Winnipeg Jets hockey club were saddened yesterday to learn of the passing of former Head Coach Dan Maloney. 

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Different, but still the same: Paul MacLean

MacLean: "It was exciting to have the opportunity to come back and see the growth of the city"

by Jason Friesen / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG, MB - Much has changed in Winnipeg since Paul MacLean last donned a Jets jersey. 

When he returned last fall for the first time since his playing days (other than as an NHL coach), MacLean noted the Moray Bridge, IKEA and the surrounding shopping malls on Kenaston Boulevard, and, of course, downtown's Bell MTS Place as developments that have emerged since his time of playing hockey in Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg Jets statement on the passing of Ab McDonald

'He was a legend in this city's hockey history' - Mark Chipman

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / WinnipegJets.com

True North Sports + Entertainment Chairman and Winnipeg Jets Governor Mark Chipman issued a statement today on the death of Ab McDonald, the very first captain in Winnipeg Jets franchise history.

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Jets, NHL alumni gather for Hawerchuk Classic in Winnipeg

Tournament welcomed community members from across Canada for the opportunity to golf alongside former NHLers

by Jason Friesen @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - The Dale Hawerchuk Charity Golf Classic returned to for its ninth year on a typically sunny, hot summer day in the Manitoba capital last week. Hosted at Elmhurst Golf & Country Club, the tournament not only welcomed Hawerchuk, but other Jets and NHL alumni, for an above par day of bonding and giving back.

While the sold-out tournament welcomed many community members from across Canada for the opportunity to golf alongside the former NHLers, the players were just as thrilled to be there.

For Hawerchuk, it's his chance to give back to the community he called home for nine seasons.

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Manitoba Museum's Hockey: Stories Behind our Passion VIP Night

by Krista Sinaisky

Jets alumnus Ab McDonald poses with a feature case on his career along with daughter Cindy and great-grandson William in the Manitoba: Heart of Hockey exhibit.

Members of the Winnipeg Jets alumni and friends had the opportunity to get an exclusive first look at the Manitoba Museum Hockey: Stories Behind our Passion exhibit at a VIP event the day before the official opening. Ab McDonald, Gerard McDonald and Bob Fitchner were all on hand to help open the exhibit, which tells the story of hockey in Canada through artifacts, including some contributed by the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose.

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Winnipeg Jets Alumni and Friends Scholarship goes to Selkirk, Major Pratt

by Jason Friesen

Receiving any high school athletic scholarship is a huge honour for a student athlete. But when the Winnipeg Jets Alumni choose to recognize your accomplishments, it becomes extra special.

On May 16, the Manitoba High School Athletics Association awarded eight students with athletic scholarships at a lunch ceremony at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Jets alumni Mike Ford, Jordy Douglas, and Gerard McDonald were on hand to present two scholarships to a deserving male and female recipient. The alumni scholarships recognize on-ice skills and school and community leadership with an award of $1,000 to go toward post-secondary education.

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Ducky's illustrious Jet career celebrated at annual HOF Luncheon

2017 Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame Induction

by Mitchell Clinton, JetsTV Reporter

One day after seeing his No. 10 banner join those of Ulf Nilsson, Anders Hedberg and Bobby Hull in the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame, Dale Hawerchuk was honoured at the annual Hall of Fame Luncheon, presented by Bell MTS at the Fairmont Hotel.

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Alumni Spotlight: Lucien DeBlois

As a French Canadian, DeBlois thoroughly enjoyed being able to immerse himself in the French community in Winnipeg

by Anya Snider / WinnipegJets.com

Lucien DeBlois finished his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets in 1992, including captaining the team for two seasons during his time with the club. DeBlois spent his time in the National Hockey League with six different franchises including the New York Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Montreal Canadiens, Quebec Nordiques, Toronto Maple Leafs, and of course, the Jets.

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