He played a combined 30 games for the Thrashers in their first two seasons, recording five goals and five assists in those games. Heatley played three seasons in Atlanta and won the Calder Memorial Trophy for a 67-point rookie 2001-02 campaign.

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In 2013, after fulfilling only one-fifth of that deal and playing 222 games with the Devils, he elected to retire from the NHL and return to Russia. In fact, he remained the Thrashers/Jets all-time points leader until Blake Wheeler surpassed him in late December.

He’s shown his great hockey sense and outstanding offensive instincts in spades as he’s racked up 180 goals and 264 assists for 444 points and a plus-83 rating. His leadership skills, dedication, and work ethic are all unparalleled and the veteran has helped many Jets’ youngsters blossom into bona fide super stars.

Kovalchuk has also competed extensively for his country: he won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang representing “Olympic Athletes from Russia” and bronze at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Wheeler is now the franchise’s all-time points leader. Peter Bondra came to the Thrashers in the twilight of his NHL career. The veteran of 500-plus games provided a quiet and mostly-sturdy presence to a Jets blue line decimated by an offseason exodus, Dustin Byfuglien’s last-minute decision to sit out the season, and injury after injury. After he disappointed in the City of Angels and Kings terminated his contract in its second year, he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens in early January but was traded to the Washington Capitals in February. After 14 seasons with the Washington Capitals, a brief stint with the Ottawa Senators, and the 2004-05 lockout, the then 37-year-old signed with the Thrashers and suited up for 60 games in the 2005-06 season.

The left-winger, chosen second overall in 2000 after Rick DiPietro, was one of the Thrashers’ most recognizable faces and productive players in their early days.

Note: This list includes only Jets 2.0 players. Ehlers’ best offensive season was his 60-point 2017-18 campaign, although he was set to eclipse that mark as he notched 58 in 71 strong games this season prior to the season pause.

Although he competed internationally for Canada, Dany Heatley was actually born in Fribourg, Germany. He also has seven World Championship medals including two golds, won in 2008 and 2009. Here’s a look at the best player from each locale. Kovalchuk became only the second Thrashers' player to score in the NHL All-Star Game (after Heatley). 322 players have suited up for either the Thrashers, Jets, or both since the Thrashers were established in 1999.

Those 322 players have hailed from 15 different countries. On this date in 2005, #Sens traded Marian Hossa and Greg de Vries to #Thrashers for Dany Heatley.

In late December, in one of the Jets most exciting games of the season, he surpassed Kovalchuk with a slick assist on a Laine one-time power play marker. Prior to the historic marker, the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Kazakh spent two seasons with the Thrashers, scoring 40 goals and adding 68 assists for 108 points after a brief stint with the New York Rangers and nine seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, who drafted him 10th overall in 1998. Bondra played 37 games with the Chicago Blackhawks the season after before retiring.

That offseason, the Devils re-upped him to a massive 15-year, $100-million contract.

Mark Scheifele — 180 Goals. The electric Ehlers has no competition on this list as he’s the only Dane to ever skate for the Thrashers/Jets franchise. “He was among their most polarizing players as a guy who routinely excels on the analytics front but frustrates with the eye test,” former THW contributor Rob Mahon wrote in 2018, the final season of Enstrom’s contract. claimed Ozieri, Italy’s Luca Sbisa off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks last October. What Went Wrong With Maple Leafs’ Jeremy Bracco? After one season with the Detroit Red Wings, Hossa won a trio of Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks during their dynastic three-Cups-in-six-season run between 2010 and 2015 before retiring due to a skin disorder with 525 goals and 609 assists for 1134 points in 1309 games played. After requesting a trade, Heatley was dealt to the Ottawa Senators and enjoyed many productive seasons there — twice eclipsing the 100-point plateau — before moving on to stints with the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, and Anaheim Ducks. Related: Winnipeg Jets 2.0 First-Round Draft Picks — Ranked. traded to the Washington Capitals in February. He scored one goal and racked up 71 penalty minutes and a minus-17 rating while skating an average of 13:12. Regardless, he was a lightning rod for criticism. For the past three seasons, Wheeler has been a highly-competent captain. With the Thrashers, he twice recorded 50-plus points in a season, which is quite a feat for a defenceman. His sophomore season was ever better, as he recorded 41 goals and 48 assists. The Tver, Russian born left-winger racked up 328 goals and 287 assists for 615 points in just 594 games over eight seasons with the Thrashers. Rangers News & Rumors: Lafreniere, DeAngelo, Georgiev & More.

We have found 206 players. The second of the Thrashers’ two all-time first-overall picks, the uber-talented and versatile Kovalchuk was the most decorated and dominant Thrasher, undoubtedly the face of the franchise. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'thehockeywriters_com-leader-1','ezslot_0',656,'0','0']));After recording 10 goals and 12 assists in 82 games over parts of three seasons, the Jets waived him in October, 2018 and he was claimed by the Colorado Avalanche (although the Jets re-claimed him a month later and assigned him to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose.). After seven seasons with the Ottawa Senators, the Thrashers acquired Marian Hossa from the Ottawa Senators in the Dany Heatley deal prior to the 2005-06 season. All rights reserved. particularly outstanding in the Jets’ 2018 run to the Western Conference Final in 2018, Jets’ Report Cards 2018-19: Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets 2.0 First-Round Draft Picks — Ranked, 2018-19 was a down year for the left-winger, reviewed every single shift of his campaign over the offseason, Jets’ Laine Has Evolved into a Complete Player, he signed just a few days before this season began. Marko Dano was a promising youngster the Jets acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016 as part of the trade that sent captain Andrew Ladd the other way, and is only Austrian-born player to play for the franchise so far. He spent five seasons with the KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg before returning to North America with the Los Angeles Kings for the 2018-19 season. Despite being undersized at just 5-foot-10, Enstrom emerged as a top-four d-man and proved his worth as excellent skater and accurate passer who could be counted on to make smart decisions. Throughout its two-decade history, the Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets franchise have had great players from all around the globe. A pure offensive talent known for his blazing speed, creativity with the puck, and ability to both create chances and finish them off, Ehlers has amassed 115 goals and 142 assists for 257 points since the Jets chose him ninth overall in 2014.

The man in the middle on the team’s top line and number-one power play unit, Scheifele is a dedicated and passionate individual who is a true student of the game and takes conditioning and nutrition extremely seriously. © The Hockey Writers 2018. Ndur never played in the NHL again after that season, but played in other various professional leagues in North America and Europe through 2008-09. Just 24 years old, he still has huge potential to evolve and improve.

While the Finnish phenom was rightly criticized in past seasons for being a one-trick pony and a liability when he wasn’t lighting the lamp, his defensive play, awareness, and effort levels progressed by leaps and bounds in 2019-20, in which he recorded 28 goals and 35 assists for 63 points in 68 games while skating a career-high 19:25 per game. The fearless Sbisa played 44 games, posted two goals and eight assists for 10 points, dished out 91 hits, blocked 71 shots, and skated an average of 17:56. Blake Wheeler leads the Jets on the ice as captain and the Thrashers/Jets franchise in goals and points by an American by a wide margin. No Swede suited up for nearly as many games for the Thrashers/Jets franchise as Tobias Enstrom did.

Antropov’s time with the Jets was brief and not nearly as successful as his time with the Thrashers. Interestingly, he also played 31 games for the Manitoba Moose, an entire decade before the Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg. Enstrom has spent the past two seasons with MODO Hockey.

His 100-point 2006-07 campaign was one of the key reasons the Thrashers made the playoffs for the first and only time. Laine, consistently underrated for his playmaking abilities, also has 109 assists in those contests for 247 total points. Heatley’s third campaign — in which he played only 31 games — came after he pleaded guilty second-degree vehicular homicide, driving too fast for condition, failure to maintain a lane, and speeding in connection with a September car crash that tragically claimed the life of teammate Dan Snyder. While Vasiljevs wasn’t long for North America, he had a long and distinguished career in the DEL, almost entirely with German squad Krefeld Penguins. Related: Jets Need to Persevere With a Patchwork Defence. The Atlanta Thrashers were an ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia, United …