The Jets original 3rd rounder (79th overall) was dealt to the Canucks as part of the Nate Schmidt deal. This one came by way of the Patrik Laine trade with the Blue Jackets.
They went to the OHL and selected Danil (Danny) Zhilkin of the Guelph Storm who is a left-shot centre who put up 23 goals and 32 assists for 55 points in 66 games.
For those curious as per Ezra Ginsburg of IC:
“He was born in Russia but moved to Mississauga when he was young and represented Canada at the ‘21 U18 Worlds where they won a gold medal.”
Here is how he was ranked ahead of the draft:
Ranked #51 by ELITEPROSPECTS.COM
Ranked #71 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #48 by TSN/BOB McKENZIE
Ranked #54 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #52 by TSN/CRAIG BUTTON
Ranked #35 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
Ranked #72 by RECRUIT SCOUTING
Ranked #36 by DOBBERPROSPECTS
Ranked #47 by DRAFT PROSPECTS HOCKEY
Ranked #53 by SMAHT SCOUTING
Ranked #40 by THE PUCK AUTHORITY
Here is what Elite Prospects said about him:
“Hard-shooting. There are flashes of NHL-calibre distributing, identifying teammates sneaky behind the defender for a chance”.
The Athletic: How 2022 NHL Draft prospect Danny Zhilkin, with some help, made a dream happen. (Paywall).
The Hockey News: What NHL teams are getting from Danny Zhilkin.
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