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Winnipeg Jets draft picks playing in college or the USHL (Update III)

With college hockey and USHL underway in the US we get an update on Jets draft picks.

We’ve been keeping you up-to-date with what is happening overseas with Jets prospects and today we take our latest look at what is doing with Jets draft picks who are playing college hockey (or in the UHSL).

1. Harrison Blaisdell (2019 5th rounder)

UND Fighting Hawks (NCHC): 6 GP 0G 1A 4 Shots

Change since last update:  Blaisdell is healthy again and played three games since our last report in December adding one assist for UND.

Next game: January 23rd vs Colorado College.

2. Nathan Smith (2018 3rd rounder)

Minnesota State University – Mankato (WCHA): 9 GP 2 G 8 A 25 Shots

Change since last update: 2 GP 1G 2A 5 shots. He’s been rolling of late scoring twice and adding five assists in his last four games.

Next game: January 22nd vs Ferris State.

Nathan Smith at Dev Camp

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

3. Logan Neaton (2019 5th rounder)  

UMass-Lowell (H-East): 2 GP 0W 1L 4.56 GAA .867 save%

Change since last update: He only played 20 minutes in his last start back on January 4th giving up three goals on 14 shots.

Next game: Schedule on UMass website says games have been postponed since January 8th and show the next two against Connecticut also as postponed.

4. Jared Moe (2018 6th rounder)

University of Minnesota (Big 10): 1 GP 1W 0L 4.00 GAA .833 save%.

After the Gophers squad started the season winning nine straight the Jets draft pick was finally able to get into his first game of the season which was a 6-4 win over Arizona State which saw him make 20 saves.

Next game: January 21st vs Arizona State.

5. Austin Wong (2018 7th rounder)

Harvard (ECAC):  Cancelled their season due to COVID.
Fargo Force (USHL): 21 GP 6G 5A 39Shots

Change since last update: 10GP 1G 1A 10 shots

In May of 2018 Wong was selected 1st overall in Phase 2 of the 2018 USHL Draft by the Fargo Force for those curious as to how he came to be playing for the Force in the USHL.

Next game: January 22nd vs Des Moines.

6. Croix Evingson (2017 7th rounder)

Niagara University (AHA): 13 GP 1G 6A 23 Shots 13 Blocks.

Change since last update: 8 GP 1G 3A 10 Shots 7 Block

Next game: Schedule on Niagara website says games have been postponed since January 13th and show the next two against Canisius also as postponed.

One thing we do on the IC Hockey Show, in addition to hours of Jets talk, is have a whole lot of fun.

Check out the replay or download the podcast from the show this morning.

https://illegalcurve.com/11-26-illegal-curve-hockey-show/

Also speaking from Chicago was Jets head coach Rick Bowness.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-practice-report-387/

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