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End of Manitoba Moose 2021-22 Season media availability with Jets prospect Johnny Kovacevic

Hear from the Jets 2017 3rd rounder.

It was a big season for Jets 2017 3rd rounder Johnny Kovacevic who hit career highs with the Moose in goals (11), assists (19) and points (30) in addition to making his NHL debut with Winnipeg. He played a total of four games up in the NHL averaging just under 11 minutes per game.

The 6’5 mobile right shot defenceman should be spending next season with the big club as he is no longer waiver exempt and it is very unlikely he would pass through waivers. However, the RFA will first need a new contract this summer¬†before he gets back to Winnipeg.


1. Assessing the 2021-22 campaign.
2. Reflections on making his NHL debut this year.
3. Supporting each other’s success as teammates.
4. What has it been like since the Moose season ended?
5. Is it hard to turn the page on this year?
6. The swagger of the D core.
7. What does the competition on the blueline for a spot in the NHL do?
8. What area does he most need to improve?
9. The impact of Cole Maier.
10. The evolution of Jeff Malott.
11. Thoughts on Malott off the ice.