The Winnipeg Jets have announced their pre-season schedule and they will be playing seven games against a mostly Canadian, very local cadre of teams.
The Jets open pre-season against the Minnesota Wild on September 22 and then get their potential first look at Connor McDavid the next day when they face the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton. They play the Wild one more time, play the Calgary Flames twice and the Ottawa Senators once. By the last two games, the Jets should have a fairly set roster, but there will most likely still be decisions to be made. There may be some roster spots open for players like Nic Petan and Josh Morrissey and the Jets may give them a shot based on pre-season. Of course, players can be sent down or called up throughout the year without waiver consequences.
Finally, pre-season will be the first time that Jets fans can see any new additions in game action, as well as any new draft picks who make it to main training camp. As always, there are veteran rules in place: 8 veterans, including the teams most recent first round pick, to ensure the quality of the games do not sag too much.
Nothing has been announced television wise, but the Jets are usually able to get most of their pre-season games televised by TSN.