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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.

Jets at the draft day 1

Our draft specialist Peter Siamandes had the following to say prior to the start of the draft about the Jets two picks:

Kyle Connor: For a player ranked universally in the top-15, Kyle Connor remains a bit of a sleeper. That’s likely because he doesn’t play on the US Under-18 team like the majority of top US prospects, or even in the CHL. Instead, Connor plays in the USHL, where he has consistently impressed with a dynamic blend of speed, skill, and goal scoring ability. Connor is particularly dangerous in transition, as he has the speed and desire to attack the net, but he is also able to slow the game down and play a more patient game. While most scouting services have him ranked around 12 or 13, he is ranked as high as #5 by others. Like Barzal, expect Connor to be gone before the middle of the first round.

Jack Roslovic:  A right-handed centreman playing in the USHL, he scored 27 goals and 67 points in 65 games this past season. Roslovic is one of the more skilled players who will likely fall just outside the first round.

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

Kyle Connor | Jack Roslovic

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