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Relocation brings AHL and NHL under one roof, literally.

WINNIPEG – True North Sports & Entertainment Limited announced today that the AHL team name for the new Winnipeg franchise would be the rebranding of the Manitoba Moose.

The Jets announced earlier they would be relocating their team from St. Johns NL to Winnipeg after four great seasons on the East Coast.

The move back to Winnipeg proves to be a great one as the Jets will have all their prospects playing in the same building and be able to have players called up with no hassle at all.

In addition, they will be able to watch their prospects almost every day now without the overhead of travel for scouts.

The Moose called Winnipeg home from 1996 to 2011 before the Jets came back and will return back to MTS Centre and be an instant hit for fans who cannot attend NHL games due to the overwhelming demand for tickets; this will be a great option and they will be able to see the stars of the future.

In other Jets news, captain Andrew Ladd was named a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award given to the player who best exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team on and off the ice. Ladd is up against Ryan Getzlaf from the Ducks and Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks.

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