The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's starting lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs. Today we feature team captain Andrew Ladd.

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The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's starting lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs. Today we feature team captain Andrew Ladd.

16 ANDREW LADD

LEFT WING

NUMBER: 16

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 205

SHOOTS: Left

BORN: Dec. 12, 1985 (AGE 25)

BIRTHPLACE: Maple Ridge, B.C.

DRAFTED: Carolina / 2004 NHL ENTRY DRAFT

ROUND: 1ST (4TH OVERALL)

�óó Ladd is the captain of the Jets and recently signed a five-year contract extension

�óó Already a winner of two Stanley Cups (Chicago Blackhawks 2010, Carolina Hurricanes 2006), last season

was his best production wise with 29 goals and 30 assists to lead all Atlanta Thrashers players with 59 points

�óó Played for Canada at the 2005 World Junior Championship, tallying seven points (3g, 4a) in six games

�óó Was married in Las Vegas this summer to Brandy

�óó Likes to boat and wakeboard

�óó Favourite food is sushi

TRANSACTIONS: Acquired by Chicago from Carolina for Tuomo Ruutu on Feb. 26, 2008 ... Acquired by the Thrashers from Chicago for Ivan Vishnevskiy and a second-round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on July 1, 2010.

SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%

2010-2011 THRASHERS 81 29 30 59 -10 39 9 2 2 195 14.9

NHL TOTALS 402 92 116 208 32 219 15 2 9 821 11.2