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Winnipeg Jets overseas prospects report XV

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.  While most have returned to Winnipeg for the regular season of the NHL and AHL there are still a handful left.

Players on loan:

1. Arvid Holm (2017 6th rounder – Goalie. Shoots left. 22 years old)

Farjestads BK Karlstad (SHL): 10-9-1, 2.75 GAA .912 save%

Change since report: He didn’t get the net for either of his team’s two games since our last report on the 22nd of February.

Next game: Tomorrow night.

Other Jets prospects in Europe:

1. Santeri Virtanen (2017 4th rounder – Centre. Shoots left. 21 years old. 6’2″)

Ilves Tampere (Liiga): 32 GP 6 goals 6 assists, averaging 17:44 of ice time per game.

Change since last report: 0 GP 0 goals 0 assists.

According to a report on the 16th of February from the Finnish newspaper Etelä-Saimaa the Jets 2017 4th rounder is currently in quarantine.  Also worth noting is he was transferred from SaiPa to Tampereen Ilves on March 1st.

Next game: March 5th (Unknown if he will play)

Santeri Virtanen at Dev Camp

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

2. Henri Nikkanen (2019 4th rounder – Centre. Shoots left. 19 years old. 6’4″)

Jukurit Mikkeli (Liiga): 34 GP 6 goals 10 assists, averaging 18:14 of ice time per game.

Change since last report: 3GP 0 goals 0 assists.  After getting red-hot to start February the prospect cooled off to end the month and has gone pointless in his last four games.

Next game: Friday night.

3. Simon Lundmark (2019 2nd rounder – Defence. Shoots right. 20 years old. 6’1″)

Linkopings HC (SHL): 41 GP 2 goals 7 assist, averaging 11:01 of ice time per game.

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

Next game: Tomorrow night

Injured:

1. Anton Johannesson (2020 5th rounder – Defence. Shoots left. 18 years old. 5’9″)

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 back in Decmeber, he gave me his coles notes on the Jets 2020 5th rounder.

2. Daniel Torgersson (2020 2nd rounder – Winger. Shoots left. 19 years old. 6’3″)

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: Torgersson signed a two-year contract with Frölunda. He’s been out since October (required surgery on his knee).

In my chat with his countryman David Gustafsson back in December, 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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