A look at the Winnipeg Jets 23 man roster for 2017-18

Posted by David Minuk in Columns,Training Camp,Winnipeg Jets on October 3, 2017 — No Comments

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

With Kyle Connor being assigned to the Manitoba Moose today the Jets got their roster down to 23 as they also added Matt Hendricks to the IR after he blocked a couple of shots in the pre-season game against the Senators on September 27th.

The Jets started training camp in mid September with 53 players on the roster.

Last season saw a glut of young talent join the fold to kick off the 2016-17 campaign including Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor, Josh Morrissey and Connor Hellebuyck.  This time around Andrew Copp, Marko Dano and Nic Petan who all spent time with Winnipeg but began the year with the Moose in the AHL will have the opportunity to begin the season with the Jets.  One new prospect to join the fold will be “local kid” Tucker Poolman (from nearby East Grand Forks, Minnesota) who the Jets drafted in the 5th round (127th overall) back in 2013.

The complete list is as follows:

Forwards (13):

Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little, Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers, Adam Lowry, Brandon Tanev, Joel Armia, Shawn Matthias, Marko Dano, Andrew Copp and Nic Petan.

Defencemen (8):

Dustin Byfuglien, Dmitry Kulikov, Tyler Myers, Tobias Enstrom, Josh Morrissey, Jacob Trouba, Ben Chiarot and Tucker Poolman.

Goalies (2):

Steve Mason, Connor Hellebuyck.

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