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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 / http://winnipegjets.com

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 / http://winnipegjets.com

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 / http://winnipegjets.com

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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Jets mourn the passing of Bill Sutherland

by Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets extend their condolences to the family of former Winnipeg Jets player and coach Bill Sutherland, who passed away recently.

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Alumni Spotlight: Laurie Boschman

Saskatchewan native played eight seasons with the Jets, now dedicates his time to a Christian-based hockey program

by Anya Snider / WinnipegJets.com

Raised in rural Saskatchewan, Laurie Boschman grew up on outdoor hockey rinks like many typical Canadian kids. He also spent a good portion of his life in the province of Manitoba. Playing his junior hockey career for the Brandon Wheat Kings (1976 -1979), and playing professionally with Winnipeg Jets from 1982-1990, Boschman has nothing but good things to say about Winnipeg. Currently, Boschman and his family reside in Ottawa, where they decided to settle after his retirement in 1993. For the last 23 years Laurie has dedicated his time to working with a Christian-based organization called Hockey Ministries International, a program that runs hockey camps for athletes ages nine through 17.

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Jets induct inaugural Hall of Fame class

Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson emotional from ceremony to honor Hot Line

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson, of the inaugural class of the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame, were emotional about their induction at MTS Centre on Wednesday.

Hedberg and Nilsson, two of the three members of the famed Hot Line, watched commemorative banners raised in the arena prior to the Jets game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"I don't know if you can imagine how excited we are to be back in this town... where hockey is just not entertainment, it is part of life, as well as it has been for me, all my life," Hedberg said. "I am so thrilled to be back here. It feels not like home, but almost."

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