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NHL Entry Draft

Looking back at the Winnipeg Jets Day 1 draft selections

A quick recap of the prospects the Jets drafted on Day 1.

Day 1 recap

Here are the descriptions Eliteprospects had to say prior to the start of the draft about the Jets two selections:

Patrik Laine:  A natural scorer, Laine’s greatest asset is his intimidating shot. He’s not a speedy skater, but possesses power and a long stride, and protects the puck well with his large frame and longer stick. Overall, skating has been a minor issue through Laine’s development but has improved with some help from his ability to read the game. Laine has the hunger to create chances on his own from the wing and actively looks for and creates opportunities to use his shot. His elite wrist shot is notable for its quick release and his powerful one-timer from the top of the circle is a constant threat on the man-advantage. (Matias Strozyk, 2016)

Logan Stanley: Stanley is a huge defensive minded defenceman. He loves to play physical and clear the crease, but also can chip in offensively when needed. He has become a nasty player that the other team dreads whenever he is on the ice. Very few players can match him physically due his monster 6’7 frame, and he uses this to his advantage every game. He is a very consistent player who’s offensive game saw improvement during his draft year. (Tyler Parchem, EP 2016)

You can hear what the prospects themselves had to say here:

Patrik Laine | Logan Stanley

You can also listen to what Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had to say about Day 1 for his Winnipeg Jets.  Click here.