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Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets' Andrew Ladd celebrates after scoring his second goal of the game against the Tampa Bay Lightnings during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
The first Jets franchise began play in 1972 as one of the original teams  in the World Hockey Association with Bobby Hull as the star attraction. The team was absorbed into the National Hockey League in 1979, then left Winnipeg to become the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996. NHL hockey returned to the city on May 31, 2011, when True North Sports and Entertianment signed an agreement in principle to purchase the Atlanta Thrashers and to relocate the franchise to Winnipeg.

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