Winnipeg Jets Logo – Winnipeg Jets is a professional team of ice hockey located in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). Play in the National Hockey League ( NHL), framed in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference. His name is a reference to an old computer with the same name, Winnipeg Jets. This League franchise played in World Hockey Association from 1972 until 1979, when it was absorbed by the National Hockey League.
Winnipeg Jets was one of four clubs happened to the NHL, where he remained until 1996. That year, the club was sold and moved to Phoenix, Arizona (United States) to become the Phoenix Coyotes. In May 2011, the local investor group True North Sports & Entertainment bought an NHL team, the Atlanta Thrashers, and moved to Winnipeg. The new club was called the Winnipeg Jets, in honor of the original franchise.
Before the creation of this franchise, the city of Winnipeg was represented in the professional leagues by Winnipeg Jets. The team was established in 1972 as one of the first 12 participants of the World Hockey Association, league aspiring to compete with the National Hockey League. During the brief existence of the tournament, the Jets were one of the most powerful clubs, with three league titles (1976, 1978 and 1979) and two second places (1973 and 1977). He also noted for being one of the first American club to track the European market.