Note II: For those missing hockey highlights there has been plenty of game action in Liiga over in Finland. Jets 2017 1st rounder Kristian Vesalainen scored his fourth goal in five games (watch it here) while Joona Luoto also scored his fourth (watch here) as he is showing he has fully recovered from the surgery which ended his first season in North America early.
NHL Network: NHL Network reveals best of current crop. While the Jets don’t have the best centre depth in the NHL they do have one player who cracks the Top 20 as Scheifele lands in the 12th spot. Of course #55 may want to skip the Fan Poll which left him out of the Top 20.
Illegal Curve: Jets prospect Austin Wong playing in USHL with Fargo Force. With Harvard not playing this season in the ECAC the 2018 7th rounder is playing in the USHL.
Sportsnet: Dale Hawerchuk leaves behind lasting legacy on and off the ice. Friends and family reflect on the incredible legacy left behind by the late-great Dale Hawerchuk, who sadly passed away from his battle with cancer earlier this year.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Podcast:
Topics: Cole Perfetti signs entry-level contract/What are realistic expectations for Perfetti with the Jets next season, Wheeler, Connor and Laine among the Top 20 wingers in the NHL Network’s rankings but Nikolaj Ehlers is absent, NHL & NHLPA conduct conference calls to discuss the 2020-2021 regular season, Metropolitan Division off-season recap (most improved team, least improved team, most perplexing team)
Guests: Jason Bell (Winnipeg Free Press Assistant Sports Editor) at 26:31, Mike Zeisberger (NHL Insider at NHL.com) at 51:11 and Willy Daunic (Play By Play- Nashville Predators TV. Co-Host, ESPN Radio Nashville 102.5 The Game) at 1:14:18.
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