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The Winnipeg Jets are a professional North American ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team plays in the Central division of the NHL’s Western Conference. The team was founded in 1999 as the Atlanta Thrashers. Due to poor fan support and low funds in Atlanta, the team moved to Winnipeg and became the Jets in 2011. This team is the second iteration of the Jets in Winnipeg. The original Winnipeg Jets played from 1972 to 1996 before moving to Arizona and becoming the Coyotes. The Jets have yet to win a division title, conference championship, or Stanley Cup championship.
The Jets play their home games at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since they are a relatively young franchise, the team has not yet retired any numbers or had any players inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame. The previous iteration of the Winnipeg Jets had six players inducted into the Hall of Fame, but those records have not carried over to the new team. The only number retired by the team is the league mandated number 99 for Wayne Gretzky.