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Top 10 Winnipeg Jets of All Time

Top 10 Winnipeg Jets of All Time!
Publish Date: 02/17/2023
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa

Top 10 Jets

Today we are going to take a look at the greatest hockey players in Winnipeg Jets history. Active players are not eligible for this list.

10) Bob Essensa

Essensa is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played and games won. He even once led the league in shutouts and was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy that same season

Video: Bob Essensa robs Mark Messier | Heritage Classic Alumni | Oct 22 2016

Bob Essensa robs Mark Messier | Heritage Classic Alumni | Oct 22 2016

9) Anders Hedberg

Hedberg spent four years with the Jets in the WHa and was an incredibly prolific goal scorer, netting at least 50 in each season, including a 70 goal, 131 point campaign in 68 games in 1976-77.

Video: Anders Hedberg - The Swedish Sensation of the NHL and WHA

Anders Hedberg – The Swedish Sensation of the NHL and WHA

8) Keith Tkachuk

Tkachuk’s best season as a Jet came in 1995-96 when he scored 50 goals and 98 points. In 1993-94 he racked up a massive 255 penalty minutes, but all that time in the penalty box didn’t hurt his offensive production as he netted 41 goals and netted 40 assists for good measure.

Video: Tkachuk scores 50th in Winnipeg home finale | Retro Recap | Kings vs. Jets

Tkachuk scores 50th in Winnipeg home finale | Retro Recap | Kings vs. Jets

7) Paul Maclean

Maclean was a force for seven years, with the Jets averaging just under a point a game during that span. Three times he scored 40+ goals, and in 1984-85 he had his best pro season, tallying 101 points despite racking up 119 PIMs.

Video: NHL Oct. 20, 1985 Paul MacLean,WPG v Paul Baxter,CGY (HL) Winnipeg Jets Calgary Flames

NHL Oct. 20, 1985 Paul MacLean,WPG v Paul Baxter,CGY (HL) Winnipeg Jets Calgary Flames

6) Dave Babych

Babych spent five full seasons (and part of a sixth) with the club in the early 1980s. During that span, he not only put up a pile of points (including a career-high 74 in the 1982-83 season). He was an imposing force physically also.

Video: The Career of Dave Babych

The Career of Dave Babych

5) Thomas Steen

The Swedish center averaged close to a point during his NHL career (817 in 950 games), with his best offensive season in 1988-89 when he notched 61 assists and 88 points.

Video: Thomas & Alex Steen - A Special Bond - NHL Feature 2016 (HD)

Thomas & Alex Steen – A Special Bond – NHL Feature 2016 (HD)

4) Ulf Nillson

Ulf Nilsson averaged more points per game during his tenure with the team than any other player in the club, and Tory. In addition, Nilsson was an assist machine, playing between wingers Anders Hedberg and Bobby Hull. Check

Video: The Legendary Ulf Nilsson

The Legendary Ulf Nilsson

3) Teemu Selanne

During his rookie campaign season, Selanne rookie campaign saw him shatter the record for goals as a rookie. Mike Bossy’s mark of 53 had stood for 15 years, but the 76 Selanne potted that year has already lasted longer, and it is hard to imagine any freshman coming in and eclipsing it in today’s NHL.

Selanne not only demolished the record for goals but also for points. His 132 beat the mark of 109 set by another European hockey legend: Peter Stastny. Like the goal record, Selanne’s record for points still stands today.

Selanne recorded 147 goals and 306 points in just 231 games with the team.

Video: Teemu Selanne

Teemu Selanne “The New Boss” 1992-93 Rookie Season Video (Part 1 of 2)

2) Bobby Hull

Hull netted 648 points with the Jets and scored an astounding 77 goals in the 1974-75 season. Most importantly, he helped the team win three Avco World Cups more than any other WHA franchise during his time there. Hull only played 18 games in the NHL with the Jets, but his impact was far-reaching.

Video: WHA Legends 1972-1979 Winnipeg Jets

WHA Legends 1972-1979 Winnipeg Jets

1) Dale Hawerchuk

Hawerchuk became the leading scorer in franchise history and his 53 goals and 130 points in 1984-85 were team records until Teemu Selanne’s remarkable 1992-93 season. In his first season with the club, he became the youngest player to score 100 points in a season (103) and won the Calder Trophy as Rookie of the Year.

Video: Dale Hawerchuk Biography (1963-2020)

Dale Hawerchuk Biography (1963-2020)

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