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2011 NHL Entry Draft: Winnipeg Jets 1st Round draft pick

The first draft pick in the new team’s history was made just a short while ago.  The highlight was definitely True North’s Mark Chipman saying “who will make our first pick on behalf of the Winnipeg Jets……”, a moment that will stand out for a long time.

Then GM Kevin Cheveldayoff  went off the board and picked Mark Scheifele from the Barrie Colts coached by none other than Winnipeg Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk.
Mark Scheifele

From TSN:

Player: Mark Scheifele
Position: C
Notes: He’s got to fill out and work on his skating, but he has the ability to be a great player in the National Hockey League. – Bob McKenzie

More video of the #7 pick and from the media section of the draft floor after the jump.

Here’s some video on the #7 pick:

We will hopefully have more from Ez, Remis and Kyle from the draft floor.  Here is some video from the media section.