Thorburn Battling but still in Jets Lineup


Chris Thorburn, now 33, is battling his way through the Winnipeg Jets training camp to stay in a good position in their lineup.

He’s got younger players vying for his position but as he told the Winnipeg Free Press, he’s been dialing up his intensity.

“It was good. Camp has been upbeat and uptempo,” Thorburn said. “You go all summer and you don’t know if you’ve done enough, or too much. You get out here and you get some structure. Then with the scrimmage, it’s utter chaos a little bit system-wise. It’s just nice to be out with the guys and compete and get that competition level going.”

The Free Press calls the Sault-native “the prince of pests,” about his ability to keep working hard even sometimes without much success.

The left-winger only managed 6 goals last season in 82 games, some of those being needed short-handed goals though.

If his play in the pre-season matches the regular season, the Jets may have a better year ahead.