July 7, 2020

16° C, A few clouds

Full Forecast


Advertise With Us

Jets' Cheveldayoff in running for GM of the year

Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 16/5/2018 (782 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

LAS VEGAS — The prime architect of the Winnipeg Jets is a finalist for the NHL's general manager of the year award.

Kevin Cheveldayoff joins Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee and Tampa Bay Lightning counterpart Steve Yzerman in the category. The winner will be announced at the NHL awards June 20 in Vegas.

PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS</p><p>Kevin Cheveldayoff is a finalist for NHL GM of the year.</p>


Kevin Cheveldayoff is a finalist for NHL GM of the year.

McPhee is the runaway favourite, considering he built his Western Conference finalist team from scratch through the expansion draft and trade market in short order.

Yzerman has made his Lightning squad a perennial contender. They currently trail the Washington Capitals 2-1 in the Eastern Conference final.

Cheveldayoff has preached "draft and development" for years and it finally paid off this season as the Jets set franchise marks for wins and points, then won the first two playoff rounds in team history.

He also pulled off what might have been the best deadline-day deal in obtaining Paul Stastny from the St. Louis Blues. His off-season signings including Dmitry Kulikov, Steve Mason and Matt Hendricks.

Two other Jets are up for year-end awards. Connor Hellebuyck is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as best goaltender, while Blake Wheeler is nominated for the Mark Messier leadership award.


Twitter: @mikemcintyrewpg

Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre

Mike McIntyre grew up wanting to be a professional wrestler. But when that dream fizzled, he put all his brawn into becoming a professional writer.

Read full biography


Advertise With Us

Your support has enabled us to provide free access to stories about COVID-19 because we believe everyone deserves trusted and critical information during the pandemic.

Our readership has contributed additional funding to give Free Press online subscriptions to those that can’t afford one in these extraordinary times — giving new readers the opportunity to see beyond the headlines and connect with other stories about their community.

To those who have made donations, thank you.

To those able to give and share our journalism with others, please Pay it Forward.

The Free Press has shared COVID-19 stories free of charge because we believe everyone deserves access to trusted and critical information during the pandemic.

While we stand by this decision, it has undoubtedly affected our bottom line.

After nearly 150 years of reporting on our city, we don’t want to stop any time soon. With your support, we’ll be able to forge ahead with our journalistic mission.

If you believe in an independent, transparent, and democratic press, please consider subscribing today.

We understand that some readers cannot afford a subscription during these difficult times and invite them to apply for a free digital subscription through our Pay it Forward program.

The Free Press will close this commenting platform at noon on July 14.

We want to thank those who have shared their views over the years as part of this reader engagement initiative.

In the coming weeks, the Free Press will announce new opportunities for readers to share their thoughts and to engage with our staff and each other.

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

Have Your Say

Have Your Say

Comments are open to The Winnipeg Free Press print or digital subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

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

By submitting your comment, you agree to abide by our Community Standards and Moderation Policy. These guidelines were revised effective February 27, 2019. Have a question about our comment forum? Check our frequently asked questions.


Advertise With Us