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Winnipeg Jets 2019 Development Camp Day 5

A look at day 5 of Jets Development Camp.

Photo Credit: Dave Mahussier

Jets prospects and Development Camp invitees concluded their week here in Winnipeg with a scrimmage.  For those curious it was a defensive “gem” which only saw each side score once. Finnish forward Joona Luoto, pictured above, stood out although it is a Development Camp in the middle of summer so no point in getting too worked up about it.

Audio:

Ville Heinola

Notable:

On his focus this summer “I try to improve everything but I think the biggest thing is get more strength.”

Said he didn’t know if he will be at Jets training camp.

Mikhail Berdin

Notable:

On his first year pro “I played lots of games.  Like 55 or 60 games for me.  It’s pretty good development for me for first season for goalie.  It means a lot for me.  But I don’t think a lot about last season you know I focus for next season.  I need to work hard this summer and be ready for next season.”

On his ability to play the puck “I’m so excited for they let me play how I want cause when I play in Russia coach doesn’t let me play with puck a lot.  They say every time stay in net, your job makes saves.  But I talk with Passy (Moose coach Pascal Vincent) and goalie coach here and they work for I play puck a lot.  I am so excited for this.”

When he didn’t understand a question he said “Actually I don’t understand your question but I need to say something” which had everyone (himself included) laughing.

When asked if it is his goal to score a goal at the pro level “I had couple of chances in East Coast.  Really close.  I shoot three or four times.  No worry.  I will score.  I know this.”  (Hard to forget his reaction when he scored a goal in the USHL).

Said Eric Comrie helped him quite a bit.

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