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article imageNHL: Jets set to unveil jerseys Tuesday

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By Tyler Hunt     Sep 3, 2011 in Sports
According to Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press, the unveiling of the Winnipeg Jets' new jerseys will come on Tuesday, as the team gets set to start training camp Sept. 20.
The final piece of the puzzle is reportedly ready to be finished Tuesday as the Winnipeg Jets will unveil their new uniforms for the upcoming 2011-12 season.
Sticking with the influence of the Royal Canadian Air Force, who had a hand in the design of the new Jets logo, the announcement will be made at the 17 Wing Winnipeg base in St. James.
True North Sports & Entertainment has had a busy summer of remodeling and re-examining the franchise, after purchasing and relocating the Atlanta Thrashers in late-May.
The house cleaning started at the top, as general manager Rick Dudley was relieved of his duties less than a week after the announcement of the sale, with former Blackhawks assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff being named his predecessor.
True North also sold out a season-ticket drive just 17 minutes after releasing tickets to the public, guaranteeing at least 13,000 on hand each night at the MTS Centre when the season gets underway.
More personnel changes came as head coach Craig Ramsay was let go, and Claude Noel, formerly the head coach of the Manitoba Moose, was named the new head coach.
The Jets also participated in their first NHL Entry Draft, selecting forward Mark Scheifele from the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League with the seventh overall selection.
Over the summer, the Jets were able to re-sign key players like Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler, and signed free agents Tanner Glass and the late Rick Rypien, both of whom reached the Stanley Cup Finals last season with the Vancouver Canucks.
One of the sole things left on the Jets' to-do list is getting restricted free agent Zach Bogosian under contract. Bogosian, a 21-year-old former third overall pick, had trouble gelling with management in Atlanta, and the hope is that the new brass in Winnipeg will be able to entice him to commit to the team now that is has relocated.
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