Jets sign GM Cheveldayoff to three-year extension as team heads into busy off-season

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WINNIPEG — Kevin Cheveldayoff has been given three more years to get the Winnipeg Jets back on a successful flight path.

The general manager confirmed his extension in a Monday press conference between exit meetings with players after the Jets missed the playoffs with a 39-32-11 record.

Cheveldayoff, 52, has been the team's only GM since the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg in 2011.

The GM has a lot on his to-do list, starting with a coaching decision.

Dave Lowry was named interim head coach after Paul Maurice resigned on Dec. 17, 2021.

Cheveldayoff said Lowry will be welcome to interview for the full-time position as the Jets conduct a search for Maurice's permanent replacement.

Cheveldayoff was the Chicago Blackhawks assistant GM from 2009-11 before joining the Jets.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2022.

Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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