Here is a list of the minor-league affiliates of the Jets during their tenure in the NHL. These teams played host to the so-called "Jets of the Future". Excluding the three seasons where their primary affiliate was mostly stocked with Montreal players, the Jets affiliates, out of 14 season, had five winning seasons, no league championships, one trip to the Calder Cup Finals, and many seasons where they missed the playoffs. In many respects, they really were the "Jets of the Future."
Lost in first round of playoffs, 3-0 to Indianapolis Checkers. Leading scorers were Bud Stefanski with 63 points and Larry Hopkins with 60 points. Hopkins led the team with 29 goals. Lindsay Middlebrook logged the most time in goal with 37 games, Gary Smith played 22 games, Markus Mattsson played 20 games.
Lost in second round of playoffs, 4-1 to Salt Lake Golden Eagles after defeating Oklahoma City Stars 3-0. Mike Antonovich and Larry Hopkins each led in scoring with 60 points, while Antonovich had 28 goals to lead the team. Lindsay Middlebrook and Yves Dechene split the bulk of the load in net, with 36 and 34 games played, respectively.
Lost in first round of playoffs. Kris Manery led in scoring with 89 points, followed by Rick Bowness with 87. Manery also led with 54 goals. Markus Mattsson was the #1 goaltender with 50 games played, followed by Yves Dechene's 28 games.
Did not qualify for playoffs. Ron Wilson led in scoring with 85 points, Dan Geoffrion led in goals with 37. Bob O'Connor was the #1 netminder with 40 games, followed by a plentiful cast led by Brian Hayward with 22 games. This was the Jets first season as an owner of their own minor-league affiliate.
Did not qualify for playoffs. Claude Larose was the leading scorer with 120 points, Murray Eaves was the leading scorer among Jets property with 115 points. Larose also led the team in goals with 53. Paul Pageau was the #1 netminder with 46 games, followed by Warren Skorodenski with 19 games and Brian Hayward with 15.
Won Calder Cup, mostly due to the Montreal players on the roster. The leading scorer among Jets property was Murray Eaves with 68 points.
Did not qualify for playoffs. Murray Eaves led Jets property in scoring with 73 points, while Marc Behrend got significant time in net with 35 games.
Lost in Calder Cup Finals. Randy Gilhen was the leading scorer among Jets property with 65 points, while Marc Behrend got into 19 games in net. Daniel Berthiaume also got into 7 games before making his NHL debut in the Stanley Cup playoffs with the Jets.
Did not qualify for playoffs. Randy Gilhen led all scorers with 87 points, while Peter Douris led with 42 goals. The goaltending load was shared among Steve Penney, Bob Essensa, and Dave Quigley. The Hawks were coached by Moncton native and former Jet Rick Bowness.
Lost in second round of playoffs. Ron Wilson was the leading scorer with 92 points, while Brent Hughes led with 34 goals. Tom Draper led in goal with 54 games, while Daniel Berthiaume and Stephane Beauregard had 21 and 15 games each, respectively.
Did not qualify for playoffs. Danton Cole led all scorers with 73 points, and Guy Larose was the leading goal scorer, with 44. Tom Draper again carried the load in net with 51 games, followed by Rick Tabaracci's 27 games. Dave Farrish took over as the coach.
Lost in third round of playoffs. Simon Wheeldon led in both points and goals with 68 and 30, respectively. Mike O'Neill and Tom Draper shared the bulk of the goaltending load, each getting into 30 games.
Lost in second round of playoffs. Tyler Larter led scorers with 76 points, while Jason Cirone led in goals with 32. Mike O'Neill, Rick Tabaracci, and Sean Gauthier split time in goal, with 32, 23, and 25 games, respectively.
Lost in first round of playoffs. John LeBlanc led all scorers with 88 points, and also led with 48 goals. Sean Gauthier and Mike O'Neill shared the bulk of the load in goal, with 38 and 30 games, respectively.
Lost in Calder Cup Finals. They advanced all the way to the league finals with the help of some members of the Stars organization, including leading scorer Ross Wilson, who tallied 67 points and 29 goals. Stephane Beauregard led the way with 37 games, Mark Richards had 29 games.
John LeBlanc led Jets property with 73 points and 39 goals. Stephane Beauregard had 24 games in goal, while Nikolai Khabibulin had 23 games.
Iain Fraser led all scorers with 71 points, Ravil Gusmanov was the leading goal scorer with 36 goals. Scott Langkow played 39 games in goal.
* - Shared affiliation with Montreal.
** - Shared affiliation with Hartford.