Jets ready to start the season

Jets ready to start the season

The Winnipeg Jets kick off the 2018-19 season on the road as they play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night and travel to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday.

The Jets home opener at Bell MTS Place is next Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings.

In the seven-game pre-season schedule, the Jets went 4-3-0 including 1-2-0 on the road. Captain Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien and Mark Scheifele are anxious and ready to get down to business after strong performances during the pre-season.

The Jets opening day roster of 23 players are set.

Forwards: Andrew Copp, Brandon Tanev, Adam Lowry, Byran Little, Nic Petan, Blake Wheeler, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jack Roslovic, Patrick Laine, Brendan Lemieux, Mark Scheifele, Marko Dano, Klye Connor, Mathieu Perreault, Kirstian Vesalainen.

Defence: Dmitry Kulikov, Ben Chariot, Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien, Josh Morrisey, Tyler Myers, Joe Morrow.

Goalies: Connor Hellebuyck and Laurent Brossoit.

During the Jets-Devils pre-season game, Beverley Wynne performed the opening US and Canadian national anthems.