K tweets • K photos/videos • K followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets). The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are The team was renamed the Jets after Winnipeg's original WHA/ NHL team, which relocated after the –96 season to become the team now History : Atlanta Thrashers ; –; Winnip. "I could cross the river and speak French just like I could at home." Today's Alumni Spotlight is on Lucien DeBlois, who finished his NHL career in Winnipeg in.