- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 4, 2016


LAST SEASON: 35-39-8; 82 points; missed the playoffs.

COACH: Paul Maurice (19th season, 556-534-99-94).

ADDED: C Quinton Howden, RW Patrik Laine, LW Shawn Matthias, D Brian Strait.

LOST: D Grant Clitsome.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Patrik Laine. The second overall pick in June’s draft comes to the Jets after spending the last two seasons with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish Elite League. Laine recorded 17 goals and 17 assists in 52 games spanning the two seasons. The 18-year-old Laine is 6-foot-4 and 201 pounds, so he should be able to handle the physical grind of the NHL, and he turned heads at the World Cup of Hockey playing for Team Finland.

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