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Winnipeg Jets season-ticket holders have jumped at the chance to see a legitimate Stanley Cup contender in action during the playoffs.
Jets fans who retained their regular-season seats for post-season play totalled in the "high 90s (per cent)," Rob Wozny, True North Sports & Entertainment’s vice-president of communications and community engagement, said this week.
The team has about 13,000 season-ticket holders.
"We’re really fortunate to have a high season-ticket holder base in multi-year terms. We have passionate fans and they renewed at a really high percentage," said Wozny.
Playoff tickets available to the general public won’t be in abundance.
"In addition to (season-ticket holder) seats, we also have internal commitments for some tickets as well, so Round 1 we’re probably around 1,200 available for general sales," said Wozny.
"We’re extremely grateful for the community’s support and appreciative of the excitement of clinching a playoff spot. We’re grateful to have made the playoffs with seven games remaining in the season because it provides time for the community to enjoy the excitement and the pride associated with the success of the team."
Winnipeg’s final regular-season game is April 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks at Bell MTS Place. The final NHL game of the season is April 8, a makeup game between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins, postponed from Jan. 11 due to snow in Boston.
The NHL playoffs get underway April 11.
The Jets (47-19-10), winners of six straight, are in second spot in the Central Division, second in the Western Conference and fourth in the league. In the Central, the team is five points back of the Nashville Predators, but 10 ahead of the third-place Minnesota Wild.
Winnipeg would likely open the playoffs by hosting the first two games, likely against the Wild. The dates and start times have not been confirmed.
A ticket pre-sale will be available to Jets mail subscribers on April 9, followed by a sale to the general public on April 10.
Tickets can be purchased at winnipegjets.com/tickets, which includes a seat-exchange platform. General-sale prices will be released when tickets go on sale.