On today’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg we spoke with Chris Peters who is an NHL Draft and prospects analyst for ESPN. He recently ranked the top 10 NHL prospect pipeline systems (requires ESPN Insider access) and while the Jets weren’t in his top ten they did merit honourable mention (although Chris is American so he would likely suggest it was honorable mention).
Chris Peters on Jets prospect pipeline
One Jets prospect who has recently made some news is CJ Suess who was drafted by the Jets back in 2014 in the 5th round of the NHL Entry Draft. At the time he was drafted he went by Franklin but he switched his last name last year to Suess. The product of Forest Lake, Minnesota has played four seasons at Minnesota State U – Mankato finishing this past season with his most productive effort with 22 goals and 21 assists in 39 games. He was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, a first-team All-WCHA selection and a Top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
Chris Peters on 2014 5th rounder CJ Suess.