The Jets went with Brad Lambert who fell big time to Winnipeg with the 30th pick overall.
Here is how he was ranked ahead of the draft:
Ranked #14 by CONSOLIDATED RANKING
Ranked #14 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
Ranked #9 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #16 by TSN/BOB McKENZIE
Ranked #8 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #42 by TSN/CRAIG BUTTON
Ranked #10 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (EU Skaters)
Ranked #20 by SPORTSNET
Ranked #10 by ISS HOCKEY
Ranked #16 by RECRUIT SCOUTING
Ranked #30 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
Ranked #13 by DRAFT PROSPECTS HOCKEY
Ranked #5 by SMAHT SCOUTING
Ranked #10 by THE PUCK AUTHORITY
Here is what Elite Prospect said about him:
He flies up and down the ice with perfect skating posture, ample flexibility through his ankles, knees and hips, and a stable upper body. His top hand is pushed out, free from his torso, and he cradles the puck at the heel of his blade with quickness and precision that most players can’t match.
Sportsnet: Why Brad Lambert is one of this year’s most intriguing NHL prospects.
The Athletic: Brad Lambert Q&A: No. 30 pick talks his speed, what’s next, Lahti and more. (Paywall).
Initial Selection video:
Brad Lambert: The Most Misunderstood Player Available in the 2022 NHL Draft: