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Winnipeg Jets overseas prospects report XII

We take a look at what is happening with Jets prospects and players under contract overseas.

During the course of doing this overseas report the Jets had 14 draft picks or players under contract playing in the KHL, SHL, Liiga, DEL, DEL2, Slovakian league and HockeyAllsvenskan.

Now that the NHL has resumed and the World Juniors are taking place there are just four healthy prospects left playing overseas as well as two injured ones.

Players on loan:

1. Leon Gawanke 

Eisbären Polar Bears (DEL):  3 GP 0 goals 0 assists 3 blocked shots. Averaging 18:25 of time on ice.

Change since last week: 0 GP

Next game: January 5th.

2. Arvid Holm

Farjestads BK Karlstad (SHL): 7-8-1, 2.63 GAA .919 save%

Change since last week: 1 GP no wins 1 OT loss.  He gave up three goals on 38 shots in an overtime loss.

Next game: January 7th.

Other Jets prospects in Europe:

1. Santeri Virtanen

SaiPa Lappeenranta (Liiga): 21 GP 2 goals 5 assists, averaging 16:51 of ice time per game.

Change since last week: 1 GP no goals 1 assist. He picked up an a nice primary assist in a SaiPa win.

Next game: January 9th.

Santeri Virtanen at Dev Camp

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

2. Simon Lundmark

Linkopings HC (SHL): 21 GP 2 goals 3 assist, averaging 13:03 of ice time per game.

Change since last week: 2 GP 0 goals 0 assists.

Next game: Tonight.

Injured:

1. Anton Johannesson

HV71 J20: Hasn’t played a game yet this season.

Status: None.  Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg reported that the Jets 2020 5th rounder is recovering from surgery on his foot.

In my chat with his countryman David Gustafsson he gave me his coles notes on the Jets 2020 5th rounder.

2. 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.

Status: None.  Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was asked for an update ahead of training camp in Winnipeg and said this “Torgersson, he got hurt early, very early in his season over there and had to have some surgery. I believe he’s on the recovery process and hopefully when things resume more normally that he’ll be back.”.

In my chat with his countryman David Gustafsson he gave me his coles notes on the Jets 2020 2nd rounder.

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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