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Team to be Winnipeg Jets

Updated: June 25, 2011, 12:09 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The new NHL team in Winnipeg will go with what the city's original team was named -- the Winnipeg Jets.

The Atlanta Thrashers are no more, having moved north across the border earlier this month. The name change was announced Friday night by team chairman Mark Chipman at the NHL draft in Minnesota, just before the Jets took center Mark Scheifele with the seventh pick in the first round.

"We are thrilled to be using a name that has so much history in our city and means so much ...

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