July 4, 2015


Record: 43 – 26 – 13

Winnipeg Jets Logo

Winnipeg Jets

Special air quality statement in effect

Jets GM open to moving first draft pick

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said tonight he’s open to moving his first pick in the June draft.

"One thing I will not do is mortgage the future but if I can accelerate the future, I will gladly do that," Cheveldayoff said to the team’s radio broadcasters in a special post-season show this evening.

Kevin Cheveldayoff

WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES

Kevin Cheveldayoff Photo Store

Winnipeg, as of today, has the ninth pick in the June draft in Pittsburgh.

Cheveldayoff said also that he won’t make a trade just to make one, saying he wasn’t simply a trade junkie.

The GM also said you won’t hear him making excuses for the team’s terrible start to its first season in Winnipeg, even though the club’s exhibition schedule was discombobulated because of the relocation from Atlanta to Winnipeg. The Jets basically inherited Atlanta’s schedule and travel-intense as it was, agreed to play it.

"I’m not in the business of excuses," Chevelayoff said. "And to Claude’s (coach Claude Noel’s) credit, no one ever used it as an excuse."

 

tim.campbell@freepress.mb.ca

 

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective January 2015.

NHL

Scroll down to load more

Top