With the only pro hockey being played these days taking place overseas we will provide a regular update on what is happening with Jets prospects or players under contract with Winnipeg who are playing in the KHL, SHL, Liiga, DEL, DEL2, Slovakian league and HockeyAllsvenskan.
Note: Due to new COVID restrictions some Liiga clubs have had their home games cancelled between December 1st and the 20th. This includes Kristian Vesalainen’s HPK squad.
Players on loan:
1. David Gustafsson
Tingsryds AIF (HockeyAllsvenskan) 16 GP 7 goals 10 assists, averaging 18:55 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 1GP 1G 1A. average ice time down 16 seconds. Another nice goal from the 2018 2nd rounder during the last week of play. He is tied for 12th in league scoring. We also learned last week that his loan agreement was extended as it was set to elapse at the end of November.
2. Ville Heinola
Lukko Rauma (Liiga): 18 GP 1goal 13 assists, averaging 19:46 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 3 GP 1 goal and 1 assist. average ice time up 29 seconds. This past week saw the Jets 2019 1st rounder score his first goal of the season. He is third in scoring for U20 players in the league.
3. Mikhail Berdin
St. Petersburg SKA (KHL): 6-3-2, 2.49 GAA .916 save%
Change since last week: 0GP. The prospect netminder continues to reside in hockey purgatory since he was pulled after the 1st period of his last game back on November 16th. Update: Make it six straight games he hasn’t dressed for SKA as they were back in action tonight and Berdin isn’t dressed.
4. Leon Gawanke
Eisbären Polar Bears (DEL): 4 GP 0 goals 1 assists. Played 18:05.
Change since last week: 1 GP 0 goals 1 assist. Ice time up approximately 59 seconds.
5. Joona Luoto
IFK Helsinki (Liiga): 17 GP 5 goals 4 assists, averaging 18:18 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 1 GP 0 goals, 0 assists, average ice time down 3 seconds.
6. Arvid Holm
Farjestads BK Karlstad (SHL): 5-6-1, 2.69 GAA .920 save%
Change since last week: 0 GP no wins no losses. His team is back in action on Thursday.
7. Kristian Vesalainen
HPK (Liiga): 10 GP 4 goals 4 assists, averaging 19:52 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 2 GP 0 goals 0 assists, average ice time down 47 seconds.
8. Skyler McKenzie
EHC Freiburg (DEL2): 6 GP 3 goals 1 assist.
Change since last week: 2 GP 0 goals 0 assists.
9. Marko Dano
Trencin Dukla (Slovak League): 2 GP 2 goals 1 assist.
Change since last week: 0 GP. His team is playing but he hasn’t played any games for some time.
Other Jets prospects in Europe:
1. Santeri Virtanen
SaiPa Lappeenranta (Liiga): 17 GP 2 goal 4 assist, averaging 16:47 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 1 GP 0 goals 2 assists. average ice time up 3 seconds. He equalled his assist total in one game last week but didn’t dress for SaiPa’s last match.
2. Henri Nikkanen
Jukurit Mikkeli (Liiga): 15 GP 2 goal 5 assists, averaging 18:54 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 3 GP 1 goals 2 assists. average ice time down 4 seconds. Had a good week adding a goal as he climbed the U20 top scorers ranking up to a tie for 8th.
3. Simon Lundmark
Linkopings HC (SHL): 11 GP 0 goals 3 assist, averaging 13:02 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: 1 GP 0 goals 1 assists, average ice time up 10 seconds. It looked like the 2019 2nd rounder had scored his first goal in the Swedish League but it was later amended to being an assist as his teammate deflected his point shot home.
4. Anton Johannesson
HV71 J20: Hasn’t played a game yet this season.
Change since last week: None. Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg reported that the Jets 2020 5th rounder is recovering from surgery on his foot.
5. Daniel Torgersson
Frölunda HC J20 (J20 Nationell): 10 GP 4 goals 5 assists.
Frölunda HC (SHL): 2 GP 0 goals 0 assists, averaging 3:22 of ice time per game.
Change since last week: None. In that same report from Murat wrote this about the the Jets 2nd rounder from 2020 “Initial reports suggested a four to five month recovery but I’m also told it’s possible he misses the full SHL season.”.