June 25, 1997: The NHL awarded the City of Atlanta an expansion franchise to begin play in 1999-2000.
Feb. 16, 1998: "Atlanta Thrashers" announced as official team name. Former AOL Time Warner Vice Chairman and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., founder, R.E. "Ted" Turner, named the team after the State Bird of Georgia, the Brown Thrasher.
April 23, 1998: Unveiled official team logo in an NHL-first live Internet launch that occurred simultaneously in front of a large crowd at the CNN Center atrium in Atlanta.
June 23, 1998: Don Waddell named the organization’s first general manager.
March 27, 1999: Unveiled official home team jersey in front of several thousand fans at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta.
June 25, 1999: Team took part in the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft at the FleetCenter in Boston and unveiled its 1999-2000 Inaugural Season logo as part of draft weekend festivities.
June 26, 1999: Acquired No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft from Vancouver and selected Patrik Stefan, making him the first player drafted by the organization.
July 14, 1999: Hired Curt Fraser as first head coach in franchise history.
Sept. 18, 1999: In the first event at Philips Arena, the Thrashers lost to the New York Rangers 3-2 in OT in preseason action.
Sept. 28, 1999: Kelly Buchberger named first captain in Thrashers history.
Oct. 2, 1999: Thrashers opened their 1999-2000 Inaugural Season before a sold-out crowd of 18,545 at Philips Arena with a 4-1 loss to New Jersey. Kelly Buchberger scored the first goal in franchise history at 11:26 of the second period.
Oct. 14, 1999: Damian Rhodes posted the first shutout in Thrashers history as the team won 2-0 at the New York Islanders for the franchise's first victory.
Oct. 26, 1999: The Thrashers defeated the Calgary Flames 2-1 at Philips Arena for their first home win
Feb. 6, 2000: Defenseman Petr Buzek played for the World Team at 50th NHL All-Star Game at Toronto and became Thrashers' first NHL All-Star.
April 10, 2001: Won the NHL Entry Draft Drawing to earn the first overall pick at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
June 24, 2001: Selected Ilya Kovalchuk with the first overall pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft to make him the first Russian player selected first in an NHL draft.
June 20, 2002: Dany Heatley named as recipient of the 2001-02 Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. Heatley and Ilya Kovalchuk named to the 2001-02 NHL’s All-Rookie Team.
Dec. 26 & 27, 2002: Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell dismissed Head Coach Curt Fraser. Waddell steps behind Thrashers bench as interim head coach for 10 games.
Jan. 14, 2003: Hired Bob Hartley as second head coach in team history. Hartley coached first game with Thrashers on Jan. 15 with a 1-0 victory over Montreal at Philips Arena.
Feb. 2, 2003: Dany Heatley honoured with NHL All-Star MVP Award after tallying four goals in 53rd annual NHL All-Star game.
Feb. 5, 2004: The announcement is made by Thrashers General Manager Don Waddell and the National Hockey League that the Thrashers and the City of Atlanta will host the 2005 NHL All-Star Weekend, at Philips Arena. The game was cancelled due to the NHL’s 2004-05 work stoppage.
March 31, 2004: Announcement of the sale of the Thrashers, along with the NBA’s Hawks and operating rights to Philips Arena, to Atlanta Spirit, LLC from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
April 15, 2006: It is announced that Atlanta has been awarded the 2008 NHL All-Star Game.
April 12, 2007: The Thrashers make their playoff debut, hosting the New York Rangers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philips Arena in front of a sold-out crowd. The Thrashers lost the game, 4-3.
Oct. 17, 2007: Head Coach Bob Hartley is relieved of duties. Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell takes over as head coach for the remainder of the season.
Jan. 26-27, 2008: Atlanta hosts the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend at Philips Arena, including the SuperSkills Competition and the 56th NHL All-Star Game at Philips Arena. The Eastern Conference, with Thrashers Ilya Kovalchuk and Marian Hossa, defeats the Western Conference by a 8-7 score. Carolina’s Eric Staal named All-Star Game MVP.
June 20, 2008: John Anderson named the fourth head coach in team history.
Jan. 11, 2009: Ilya Kovalchuk named Team Captain.
April 14, 2010: Head Coach John Anderson is relieved of duties as well as Assistant Coaches Randy Cunneyworth, Todd Nelson, and Steve Weeks. Rick Dudley is promoted to general manager and Don Waddell is promoted to team president.
June 24, 2010: Craig Ramsay named the fifth head coach in team history.
Nov. 18, 2010: Andrew Ladd named the eighth team captain in franchise history.
April 10, 2011: The Thrashers play in what would turn out to be their final game in Atlanta, losing 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
May 31, 2011: True North Sports & Entertainment, along with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, announce the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers and relocation to Winnipeg pending approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors. True North also announces the launch of the ‘Drive to 13’ Season Ticket Drive.
June 2-5, 2011: Drive to 13 sales commence as True North begins to take deposits on tickets for the 2011-12 NHL season. True North reaches their goal of selling 13,000 season tickets as the general sale portion of the Drive to 13 lasts two minutes.
June 8, 2011: Kevin Cheveldayoff is hired as General Manager of the team, while Craig Heisinger takes on the role of Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations.
June 24, 2011: Claude Noel is hired as the first head coach of Winnipeg’s NHL franchise. Noel had coached the AHL’s Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg during the 2010-11 season.
June 24, 2011: Prior to making the seventh overall selection in the NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN, True North Chairman Mark Chipman announces the franchise will officially be known as the Winnipeg Jets.
June 24, 2011: On behalf of the Winnipeg Jets, Kevin Cheveldayoff selects Mark Scheifele seventh overall with the first pick in the team's history.
July 22, 2011: The Jets unveil their new logo to the public. Jets also release the first selection of official merchandise at Jets Gear, the authentic team store located at MTS Centre.
Sept. 6, 2011: The Jets officially unveil their jerseys in a ceremony at 17 Wing airforce base in Winnipeg.
Oct. 9, 2011: The Jets host the Montreal Canadiens at MTS Centre in their first regular season game with the visiting Canadiens winning by a 5-1 score. Nik Antropov scores the first Winnipeg Jets goal at 2:27 of the third period.
Oct. 17, 2011: The Jets capture their first regular season win by defeating the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins at MTS Centre by a 2-1 score.
April 7, 2012: The Jets conclude their first regular season with a record of 37-35-10.
Aug. 2, 2012: Larry Simmons is appointed to the position of Assistant General Manager. Simmons previously served the franchise for 12 seasons in Atlanta and Winnipeg.
Jan. 6, 2013: The NHL and NHLPA reach an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and prepare for a shortened 48-game regular season.
March 14, 2013: NHL Board of Governors approves a new plan for realignment that will move the Winnipeg Jets into a division with the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues.
April 25, 2013: The Jets conclude their second season in Winnipeg by losing 4-2 at home to the Montreal Canadiens, capping a season record of 24-21-3.
January 12, 2014: Head Coach Claude Noel is relieved of duties as well as Assistant Coach Perry Pearn. Paul Maurice is immediately hired as the franchise's seventh head coach, completes the season with a record of 18-12-5.
April 11, 2014: At the conclusion of their third season in Winnipeg, the Jets match their inaugural season record of 37-35-10.
April 9, 2015: For only the second time in franchise history, the Jets secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite a 1-0 shoot out loss to the Colorado Avalanche, a Calgary Flames victory over the Los Angeles Kings clinched the Jets the playoff berth.
April 11, 2015: The Jets set a new franchise record for with 99 points during the 2014-15 season. The team tied a franchise wins record with 43 wins.
April 16, 2015: The Jets make their first playoff appearance since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg. They lose 4-2 to the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim.
April 22, 2015: The Jets are knocked out of the playoffs after losing 5-2 to the Anaheim Ducks at the MTS Centre. The Ducks beat the Jets 4-0 in the best of seven series.
Dec. 27, 2015: Bryan Little scores the first penalty shot goal of Jets 2.0 history at MTS Centre against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 1-0 victory.
March 6, 2016: The NHL announces the Jets will play the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 Heritage Classic outdoor game and alumni game on Oct. 22 and 23, 2016 at Investors Group Stadium in Winnipeg.
April 30, 2016: Through the NHL Draft Lottery, the Jets are awarded the second overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft.
June 24, 2016: The Jets select forward Patrik Laine with the second overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft.
August 31, 2016: Forward Blake Wheeler named the ninth captain in franchise history, succeeding Andrew Ladd. Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien and forward Mark Scheifele are named alternate captains.
October 19, 2017: Forwards Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull and Ulf Nilsson, members of the Hot Line from the 1970s when the Jets were a part of the World Hockey Association, are the first players inducted into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame prior to the Jets defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in overtime.
October 23, 2017: The Jets play the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic outdoor game at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, losing 3-0.
April 8, 2017: The Jets beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 in the final game of the regular season to establish a franchise record seven-game winning streak.
October 29, 2017: Captain Blake Wheeler scores three goals in a span of 4:20 in the first period of a 7-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins to become the first player in franchise history to record a hat-trick in the first period of a game.
March 8, 2018: Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck wins his 35th game of the season to set a frachise record for most wins by a goaltender in a season.
May 11, 2018: The Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in Game 1 of their first round playoff series for the first playoff victory in franchise history.
April 20, 2018: The Jets shutout the Minnesota Wild 5-0 in Game 5 of their first round playoff series to win their first playoff series in franchise history four-games-to-one.
May 10, 2018: The Jets play the Nashville Predators in Game 7 of their second round playoff series, marking the first Game 7 in franchise history. The Jets defeat Nashville 5-1 to advance to the Western Conference Final against the Vegas Golden Knights.
May 20, 2018: The longest playoff run in franchise history comes to an end, as the Jets lose 2-1 to Vegas in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.
November 24, 2018: Patrik Laine scores five goals in an 8-4 win against the St. Louis Blues to set a franchise record for most goals in a game.
January 1, 2019: The NHL announces the Jets and Calgary Flames are playing in the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic in Regina on October 26, 2019.
March 23, 2019: The Jets beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 to clinch a playoff spot in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history.
October 26, 2019: The Jets beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 in overtime at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Sask. in the 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic.
February 27, 2019: Connor Hellebuyck makes 34 saves against the Washington Capitals to become the franchise's all-time leader with 19 shutouts.
March 12, 2019: The NHL pauses the 2019-20 regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.