Winnipeg Jets, Canadian expert ice hockey group situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that plays in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
The establishment was established in 1999 in Atlanta as the Thrashers and had losing seasons in every one of its initial five years of presence. Improvement accompanied the advancement of youthful star Ilya Kovalchuk, the primary in general choice of the 2001 NHL draft, and the Thrashers posted their first winning record during the 2005–06 season. In 2006–07 the group caught a division title yet was cleared by the New York Rangers in its solitary playoff appearance while situated in Atlanta.
After their division title-winning season, the Thrashers came back to the positions of groups that did not achieve the playoffs, posting winning rates of around .500 over the accompanying four seasons. The group's all-encompassing average quality—joined with a generally uninterested proprietorship bunch that to a great extent neglected to draw in Atlanta-territory hockey fans—prompted poor participation at Thrashers' home amusements and lessening returns in the group's money related speculations. In 2011 the establishment was sold to a Winnipeg-based organization that moved the group to Canada. The group's name was changed to the Jets out of appreciation for the expert hockey group of that name that played in Winnipeg from 1972 to 1996 preceding turning into the Phoenix Coyotes. As a component of a NHL realignment, the Jets moved from the Eastern Conference toward the Western after the 2012–13 season.
During the 2014–15 season, Winnipeg won 43 amusements and amassed 99 (an establishment record at the time) however completed in simply fifth spot in an exceedingly aggressive Central Division. The Jets all things considered equipped for the postseason out of the blue since their movement, however the group was cleared in its opening playoff arrangement. Winnipeg's arrival to the playoffs was fleeting, as the group came back to the base of the divisional standings the next year. In 2017–18 the Jets had the second best record in the NHL during the standard season (114) and progressed to the establishment's first gathering finals arrangement, where the group lost to the Vegas Golden Knights. Winnipeg came back to the playoffs following the 2018–19 season yet lost in the opening round.