Complete Recap of the Winnipeg Jets at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,NHL Entry Draft,Winnipeg Jets on June 24, 2017 — No Comments

It was a busy weekend in Chicago and in case you missed any of the action we have you covered.  The Jets made a total of eight picks throughout the two day draft as follows:

1st round –   Kristian Vesalainen (24th)
2nd round – Dylan Samberg (43rd)
3rd round – Johnathan Kovacevic (74th)
4th round – Santeri Virtanen (105th)
5th round – Leon Gawanke (136th)
6th round – Arvid Holm (167th)
7th round – Skyler McKenzie (198th)
7th round – Croix Evingson (211th)

If you’d like to keep up with the draft picks you can via social media as some are on twitter:

Kristian Vesalainen –
Dylan Samberg –  @dsamberg26
Johnathan Kovacevic –
Santeri Virtanen – @santevirtanen
Leon Gawanke –
Arvid Holm –
Skyler McKenzie –  @S_Mckenzie19
Croix Evingson- @CroixEvingson

We also have all of the interviews (audio and video) available of the Jets draft selections that were in attendance at the United Center on June 23rd and 24th.  You can also hear from Jets coach Paul Maurice who spoke during the 2nd day.

Attended draft: Kristian VesalainenDylan SambergJohnathan Kovacevic |
Didn’t attend:  Santeri VirtanenLeon GawankeArvid HolmSkyler McKenzieCroix Evingson |

Day 2 of the draft ended with Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff speaking with the media as well as Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Hillier who broke down most of the players the team selected.

There won’t be any time for rest as the Jets kick off their development camp on Monday at the IcePlex.  I (@icdave on twitter) will be there as usual covering for illegalcurve.com.