The Winnipeg Jets announced the following roster moves in advance of setting their opening day roster for the 2021-22 NHL regular season.

Forward Bryan Little has been placed on long-term injured reserve defenceman Dylan Samberg and forward CJ Suess has been placed on injured reserve.

The Jets start the season with 12 forwards, eight defencemen, and two goalies. Nineteen of the 22 players on the active roster have previously played for the Jets.

Forward Cole Perfetti and defenceman Ville Heinola are the only rookies on the roster.

The Jets open the season with a three-game road trip that begins Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks. The Jets also face the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and the Minnesota Wild next Tuesday. Winnipeg's home opener is Thursday, October 21st against the Ducks. Mark Scheifele will miss Wednesday's game serving the final game of a four-game suspension he received in the playoffs last season.


2021-22 Winnipeg Jets Opening Day Roster


How the Jets were built:
Drafted (15) – Connor, Copp, Ehlers, Harkins, Heinola, Hellebuyck, Little, Lowry, Morrissey, Perfetti, Samberg, Scheifele,
Stanley, Suess, Vesalainen
Trade (8) – Beaulieu, DeMelo, Dillon, Dubois, Pionk, Schmidt, Stastny, Wheeler
Free Agency (1) – Nash
Waivers (1) – Comrie

* Written by Clayton Dreger/Winnipeg Jets press release