November Winnipeg Jets Prospect Tracker: CHL Edition

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Spo

We continue our tracking of Jets prospects in the CHL: Lukas Sutter, Scott Kosmachuk, Ryan Olsen, Joshua Morrissey, Nicolas Petan, Eric Comrie, Jimmy Lodge and Jan Kostalek.

Time to take a quick look at how the Winnipeg Jets prospects are doing since our last edition.

October Prospect Trackers: CHL NCAA AHL and Europe

Note: The statistics separated by month are by which article they fall into rather than the date of the game.

2012 2nd Round: C Lukas Sutter; 19GP, 4G, 5A, 9PTS, -5, 24PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 7 2 2 4 -2 6
November 12 2 3 5 -3 18

Sutter has yet to return to his early season success in the first four games; instead he is slowing down. As an overage player Sutter is expected to produce offense, but currently he is tied for his team's lowest scorer of non-rookie forwards. It will be interesting to see how Kevin Cheveldayoff responds if Sutter's numbers stay low. On one hand they may refuse to admit a mistake with their second round selection this early; on the other hand Sutter's production has been worse than Zachary Yuen (a defensemen who Chevy said was not signed due to not improving offensively as hoped).

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2013-14 2 0.211 0.263 0.474
2012-13 1 0.181 0.153 0.333
2011-12 0 0.400 0.443 0.843

2012 3rd Round: RW Scott Kosmachuk; 26GP, 19G, 21A, 40PTS, +21, 42PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 15 14 13 27 +18 28
November 11 5 8 13 +3 14

Kossyboy has come back to planet earth in November, although still posting over a point per game. Consistency was a question with Kosmachuk last season and he's responded with posting a point in all but five games thus far this season. In addition, he is trending towards a fifty goal season, although 45 goals is probably a more reasonable expectation.

Kosmachuk also took part in the Subway Super Series, but was unfortunately left off the score sheet. He showed some good scoring drive, but also had one of the more memorable giveaways which may hurt his chances in getting a call to Team Canada's tryout camp.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2013-14 2 0.731 0.808 1.538
2012-13 1 0.515 0.441 0.956
2011-12 0 0.448 0.433 0.881

2012 6th Round: C Ryan Olsen; 21GP, 6G, 12A, 18PTS, +9, 24PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 13 3 10 13 +9 28
November 8 3 2 5 +0 4

Olsen has also slowed down since our last check. He is currently third forward on his team for points, which is pretty good considering he centres the second line while taking tough minutes. His goal production has dropped down a bit since last season, which isn't all that surprising as he had a very high power play goal ratio then. It is entirely possible that Olsen will be competing against Sutter for a roster spot on the IceCaps next season.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2013-14 2 0.286 0.571 0.857
2012-13 1 0.464 0.348 0.812
2011-12 0 0.224 0.254 0.478

2013 1st Round: LD Joshua Morrissey; 13GP, 5G, 9A, 14PTS, +3, 12PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 13 5 9 14 +3 12
November 11 6 6 12 +4 8

In October Morrissey had very few multipoint games but was consistently getting a point in nearly every game. This month the mobile defender has been more feast or famine. Regardless, the end the results have been eerily similar. Morrissey is second in both points and goals for the Prince Albert Raiders and is tied for 1st for goals for WHL defensemen.

Morrissey will be suiting up for Team WHL for both games against Russia in the Subway Super Series. He is considered to be a guaranteed camp invite for Team Canada and one of the stronger candidates of the bubble players.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2012-13 1 0.458 0.625 1.083
2011-12 0 0.214 0.457 0.671

2013 2nd Round: C Nicolas Petan; 26GP, 15G, 28A, 53PTS, +23, 26PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 15 9 21 30 +13 20
November 11 6 17 23 +10 6

Like Morrissey, Petan has shown no signs of slowing down. Petan has been used in all minutes, while working on playing a more complete game. He leads his team in points, and is second in the WHL for points, first in power play assists and is one short handed goal away from first.

Petan will be dressing for Team WHL for both games for Team WHL and has a good chance of making Team Canada.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2012-13 1 0.577 1.462 2.038
2011-12 0 0.648 1.042 1.690

2013 2nd Round: G Eric Comrie; 23 GP, 759 SA, SV% 0.925

Month GP SA SV%
October 15 503 0.924
November 8 237 0.926

Another solid outing for the young netminder. The Tri-City Americans have tightened up defensively a bit, decreasing the average shots against by four per a game. The team's improved defensive play combined with a slightly improved save percentage and Comrie's GAA has dropped a tad. The Americans went 4-2-2 for November with Comrie in net. Comrie currently sits in a three way tie for 2nd in the WHL for save percentage, but with far more games played than the other two.

Like Petan and Morrissey, Comrie will be dressing for Team WHL for both games in the Subway Super Series, but will likely only start for one game. He is a long shot for the starter position, but has a good chance for #2 or #3.

Year Rel Draft GP SA SV%
2013-14 1 23 759 0.925
2013-13 0 37 1118 0.915

2013 3rd Round: RW Jimmy Lodge; 19GP, 5G, 12A, 17PTS, +7, 21PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 10 2 5 7 +1 10
November 9 3 7 10 +6 11

Lodge has picked up the pace, scoring over a point per game and only being held off the scoresheet once in the last eight games. The Saginaw Spirit have been performing well and Lodge is only the sixth highest scorer and fourth highest in points per game. Some experts have considered Lodge a bubble player for Team USA WJC squad that will need to keep up high scoring rates to get in, as he has been typecast as a scoring top six player.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2012-13 1 0.263 0.632 0.895
2011-12 0 0.438 0.609 1.047

2013 4th Round: RD Jan Kostalek; 25GP, 1G, 17A, 18PTS, +3, 22PIM, 1.4 Sh%

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 15 1 6 7 +7 10
November 10 0 11 11 -3 12

Kostalek had a strong start to November, collecting eleven assits in the first five games, earning himself the third star for QMJHL's three stars of the week. He has since gone pointless in the following four games. Kostalek is known offensively more for passing than shooting ability, but with his current trend of three shots on net per a game we should see some goals soon. His shots on goal is nearly double that of next defensemen teammates Jimmy Oligny and Samuel Morin.

Kostalek will most likely be a mainstay on the Czech's top pair for the World Juniors.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2012-13 1 0.040 0.680 0.720
2011-12 0 0.104 0.271 0.375

2013 UFA: RW Axel Blomqvist; 10GP, 4G, 4A, 8PTS, -2, 6PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
October 10 4 4 8 -2 6
November 11 4 4 8 -6 4

Blomqvist has been the barer of laziness claims by Lethbridge fans, although some say that is the opinion of misinformed individuals. Blomqvist's large size can make some fans hope and expect huge hits, while Blomqvist tends to use his size more for puck protection instead (two other AIH authors have compared him Dustin Penner and Nik Antropov) which leads to misconceptions and false narratives. The Hurricanes have struggled immensely and Blomqvist was traded in a multiplayer fire-sale. In his two games for the Victoria Royals, the big swede has three helpers and a +2 rating.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2012-13 1 0.381 0.381 0.762
2011-12 0 0.119 0.441 0.559

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