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Prospect Pulse: Prospects Tourneys

Given the abbreviated time frame the Jets’ had to work with this summer, it is clear why the team will not have a prospects camp, but will participate in a 5-team rookie tournament with the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks.

I thought it would be fun, just for argument’s sake, to mock up a roster of Jets’ rookies that may participate in the tournament this fall. It seems that other teams are using a 23-man roster, so we will follow suit. I left out the guys returning to college as well as the AHL veterans.

More on KK’s list after the jump.

PlayerPosHtWtShBirthplaceDOB2010-11 Team
Mark ScheifeleC6’3

175

RKitchener, ON

3/15/93

Barrie Colts
Carl KlingbergLW6’3

207

RGoteberg, SWE

1/28/91

SEL/AHL (Chicago)
Jason GregoireLW6’0

196

LWinnipeg, MB

2/24/89

Univ. North Dakota
Ivan TeleginC/LW6’3

185

LNovokuznetsk, RUS

2/28/92

Saginaw Spirit
Michael KirkpatrickC5’10

175

RNorth Sydney, NS

5/9/90

Saint John Sea Dogs
Adam LowryLW6’4

184

LCalgary, AB

3/29/93

Swift Current Broncos
Eric O’DellC6’0

176

ROttawa, ON

6/21/90

Sudbury Wolves
Austen BrassardRW6’2

180

RWindsor, ON

1/14/93

Belleville Bulls
John AlbertC5’11

180

LConcord, OH

1/19/89

Ohio State
Shayne WiebeC5’10

185

LBrandon, MB

1/23/90

Brandon Wheat Kings
Levko KoperLW6’0

180

LEdmonton, AB

10/5/90

Spokane Chiefs
Patrice CormierC6’2

205

LMoncton, NB

6/14/90

Atlanta (NHL)
Nicklas LasuLW5’11

176

LMolndal, SWE

9/16/89

Vastra Frolunda (SEL)
Zach RedmondD6’2

201

LTraverse City, MI

7/26/88

Ferris State
Zachary YuenD6’3

205

LVancouver, BC

3/3/93

Tri-City Americans
Ben ChiarotD6’3

222

LHamilton, ON

5/9/91

Saginaw Spirit
Kendall McFaullD6’2

185

RRosetown, SK

4/10/92

Moose Jaw Warrios
Sebastien OwuyaD6’4

206

RHagersten, SWE

10/8/91

Medicine Hat Tigers
Cody SolD6’5

242

LWoodstock, ON

2/11/91

Kitchener Rangers
Julian MelchioriD6’4

209

LRichmond Hill, ON

12/6/91

Kitchener Rangers
Fredrik Pettersson-WentzelG6’0

176

LUppsala, SWE

7/23/91

Timra (SEL)
Chris CarrozziG6’2

185

LNepean, ON

3/2/90

Gwinnett (ECHL)
Edward PasqualeG6’2

218

RToronto, ON

11/20/90

Chicago (AHL)

The list is obviously just a guess based on the prospects currently in the system, and I had to bend the rules a little bit by allowing some players who have made their pro debuts. I would imagine that the Jets would have some players in camp as undrafted free agents, etc., similar to what other teams do every season. It stands to reason that a few of these kids will also get a look in the rookie tourney.

On paper, this team looks pretty decent up front with some holes on the back end and in net. However, the rookie tournament is very useful for evaluating your young players in context, and this roster would allow the Jets ample opportunity to see what they have in the system.
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By comparison, this team would not look out of place against some of the entries from last year (Edmonton, Calgary, San Jose).  Toronto has just released their roster for their rookie tournament this year, as have Dallas, Minnesota and St. Louis.  In looking at these rosters, there are more high-end prospects and college free agents. I would imagine Winnipeg would close this gap in the coming years.

How do you think this prospective Jets’ roster stacks up? Leave your thoughts in the comments or find me on Twitter @ICKylek

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