Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Jets ship 13 men to AHL IceCaps

  • Print

THE late machinations were ongoing in Winnipeg before the NHL lockout began in the final hours of Saturday.

In the final hours before the league shutdown, the Jets assigned 13 players to their AHL affiliate, the St. John's IceCaps

Jets Scores

Powered by Sports Direct Inc.

Headlining the crew en route to St. John's is 20-year-old centre Alexander Burmistrov, who has played two full-time NHL seasons in the organizations.

Burmistrov's entry-level contract allows him to be sent to the AHL without waivers and to keep him playing and to monitor his development, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff insisted he go to the IceCaps.

Burmistrov will make a salary of $67,500 Cdn while in the AHL, far less than his US $900,000 NHL earnings. He is owed $90,000 of signing bonus this season.

Burmistrov, the eighth pick of the 2010 draft, will be joined in St. John's by Chris Carrozzi, Ben Chairot, Patrice Cormier, Jason Gregoire, Carl Klingberg, Julian Melchiori, Eric O'Dell, Will O'Neill, Edward Pasquale, Zach Redmond, Cody Sol and Ivan Telegin.

Rosters will be frozen during the lockout, and no transactions will be permitted.

The Jets organization has several other players who could skate for the IceCaps during the NHL lockout.

Among them are Spencer Machacek, who just signed a new deal with the team, Maxime Macenauer, Aaron Gagnon, Derek Meech, Paul Postma and goalie Mark Dekanich.

All except Dekanich played for the AHL team at some point last season and if they were to sign AHL contracts, they'd be eligible to play in the league this season.

The Jets also announced the formality that centre Mark Scheifele is assigned to the Barrie Colts of the OHL, where he's already been playing for nearly three weeks.

If and when the NHL labour dispute is resolved, it's believed at least the OHL and possibly all three Canadian junior leagues will agree to NHL teams accessing the drafted and signed elite talent that might otherwise be playing in the big leagues.

In that case, the Jets could hypothetically recall Scheifele to participate in the NHL season. Speculation is that they'd get one chance to do that, when the shortened NHL season might start.

Today, with the lockout underway, the Jets are expected to communicate with their season-ticket subscribers about what will happen to payments already made for 2012-13 game tickets.

tim.campbell@freepress.mb.ca

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 16, 2012 B7

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

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.

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 April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Jets defencemen ready to face adversity

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • July 1, 2012 - 120701  -   Canada Day fireworks at The Forks from the Norwood Bridge Sunday, July 1, 2012.    John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press
  • Marc Gallant/Winnipeg Free Press. Gardening Column- Assiniboine Park English Garden. July 19, 2002.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who should get more playing time in Jets net?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google