Prospect Pulse: Prospects Tourneys

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Winnipeg Jets on August 30, 2011 — 4 Comments

Given the abbreviated time frame the Jets’ had to work with this summer, it is clear why the team will not have a prospects camp, but will participate in a 5-team rookie tournament with the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks.

I thought it would be fun, just for argument’s sake, to mock up a roster of Jets’ rookies that may participate in the tournament this fall. It seems that other teams are using a 23-man roster, so we will follow suit. I left out the guys returning to college as well as the AHL veterans.

More on KK’s list after the jump.

Player Pos Ht Wt Sh Birthplace DOB 2010-11 Team
Mark Scheifele C 6’3

175

R Kitchener, ON

3/15/93

Barrie Colts
Carl Klingberg LW 6’3

207

R Goteberg, SWE

1/28/91

SEL/AHL (Chicago)
Jason Gregoire LW 6’0

196

L Winnipeg, MB

2/24/89

Univ. North Dakota
Ivan Telegin C/LW 6’3

185

L Novokuznetsk, RUS

2/28/92

Saginaw Spirit
Michael Kirkpatrick C 5’10

175

R North Sydney, NS

5/9/90

Saint John Sea Dogs
Adam Lowry LW 6’4

184

L Calgary, AB

3/29/93

Swift Current Broncos
Eric O’Dell C 6’0

176

R Ottawa, ON

6/21/90

Sudbury Wolves
Austen Brassard RW 6’2

180

R Windsor, ON

1/14/93

Belleville Bulls
John Albert C 5’11

180

L Concord, OH

1/19/89

Ohio State
Shayne Wiebe C 5’10

185

L Brandon, MB

1/23/90

Brandon Wheat Kings
Levko Koper LW 6’0

180

L Edmonton, AB

10/5/90

Spokane Chiefs
Patrice Cormier C 6’2

205

L Moncton, NB

6/14/90

Atlanta (NHL)
Nicklas Lasu LW 5’11

176

L Molndal, SWE

9/16/89

Vastra Frolunda (SEL)
Zach Redmond D 6’2

201

L Traverse City, MI

7/26/88

Ferris State
Zachary Yuen D 6’3

205

L Vancouver, BC

3/3/93

Tri-City Americans
Ben Chiarot D 6’3

222

L Hamilton, ON

5/9/91

Saginaw Spirit
Kendall McFaull D 6’2

185

R Rosetown, SK

4/10/92

Moose Jaw Warrios
Sebastien Owuya D 6’4

206

R Hagersten, SWE

10/8/91

Medicine Hat Tigers
Cody Sol D 6’5

242

L Woodstock, ON

2/11/91

Kitchener Rangers
Julian Melchiori D 6’4

209

L Richmond Hill, ON

12/6/91

Kitchener Rangers
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel G 6’0

176

L Uppsala, SWE

7/23/91

Timra (SEL)
Chris Carrozzi G 6’2

185

L Nepean, ON

3/2/90

Gwinnett (ECHL)
Edward Pasquale G 6’2

218

R Toronto, ON

11/20/90

Chicago (AHL)

The list is obviously just a guess based on the prospects currently in the system, and I had to bend the rules a little bit by allowing some players who have made their pro debuts. I would imagine that the Jets would have some players in camp as undrafted free agents, etc., similar to what other teams do every season. It stands to reason that a few of these kids will also get a look in the rookie tourney.

On paper, this team looks pretty decent up front with some holes on the back end and in net. However, the rookie tournament is very useful for evaluating your young players in context, and this roster would allow the Jets ample opportunity to see what they have in the system.

By comparison, this team would not look out of place against some of the entries from last year (Edmonton, Calgary, San Jose).  Toronto has just released their roster for their rookie tournament this year, as have Dallas, Minnesota and St. Louis.  In looking at these rosters, there are more high-end prospects and college free agents. I would imagine Winnipeg would close this gap in the coming years.

How do you think this prospective Jets’ roster stacks up? Leave your thoughts in the comments or find me on Twitter @ICKylek

  • http://twitter.com/ICrichyp Richard Pollock

    Interested to see how someone like Kirkpatrick fares in this sort of tournament. 

  • http://twitter.com/TBonnar Timothy Bonnar

    Same.

  • Phillip Smithson

    There is a good chance for all of the guys you picked to make the trip to B.C. for the Young Stars Tournament. Even if a player has made his pro-debut he can theoretically play in this event, as long as that player is still classified as a rookie by the NHL. Logan Couture of the Sharks played in the tourny last summer even though he played games for San Jose in the playoffs the season before. PS>Even though it will only be the practice jerseys they’re wearing I can’t wait to see the new logo on the front of an official jersey!

  • Kyle Kosior

    Agreed. I tried to go heavy on junior and college guys and fill in the blanks from there. I think a deal like this could be Kirkpatrick’s chance to shine.