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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Tracker - NCAA Update

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We look at Jets prospects in the NCAA: Tanner Lane, Peter Stoykewych, Brennan Serville, Jason Kasdorf, Aaron Harstad, Jamie Phillips, Andrew Copp, Tucker Poolman, Jack Glover, C.J. Franklin, and Matt Ustaski.

Bruce Bennett

The regular has started in the NCAA, so we will take a look at how our potential future Winnipeg Jets have performed.

Last Year's Prospect Trackers: CHL NCAA AHL and Europe

2010 6th Round: C Tanner Lane; 8GP, 1G, 4A, 5PT, -1, 4 PIM, 13 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 5 1 3 4 2

Tanner Lane has picked up the offensive numbers and the jump in shots per game makes it seem sustainable, although he still has a long way to go before he becomes a legitimate prospect at twenty-two years of age. Lane only has one more season of college eligibility due him entering the NCAA late in his career.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 5 NCAA 0.125 0.500 0.625 1.625
2013-14 4 NCAA 0.147 0.118 0.265 1.235
2012-13 3 NCAA 0.065 0.129 0.194

2010 7th Round: LD Peter Stoykewych; 8 GP, 1G, 2A, 3 PTS, -2, 10 PIM, 12 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 6 1 1 2 2

After being one of (if not the) worst teams in the NCAA last season, Colorado College's captain Stoykewych was hoping to lead his team this season. Stoykewych currently paces with career best numbers, but the 2-6-0 record for CC is not much in improvement.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 5 NCAA 0.125 0.250 0.375 1.500
2013-14 4 NCAA 0.027 0.216 0.243 0.973
2012-13 3 NCAA 0.048 0.214 0.262
2011-12 2 NCAA 0.000 0.115 0.115

2011 3rd Round: RD Brennan Serville; 32GP, 0G, 3A, 3PTS, +2, 14PIM, 17 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 3 0 1 1 2

The third round has been good to the Jets, with Scott Kosmachuk, Adam Lowry, JC Lipon, Jimmy Lodge, and Jack Glover all being serviceable prospects. Selected almost immediately after Adam Lowry, Serville has been a bit of a disappointment. He's struggled with injuries and also struggled to be a meaningful player in Michigan four years in a row. His numbers also appear to be trending downward.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 4 NCAA 0.000 0.333 0.333 0.333
2013-14 3 NCAA 0.000 0.091 0.091 0.545
2012-13 2 NCAA 0.034 0.069 0.103 0.724
2011-12 1 NCAA 0.000 0.235 0.235 0.500

2011 6th Round: G Jason Kasdorf; 9 GP, 259 SA, 0.919 SV%

Month GP SA SV%
October 6 175 0.914

After a remarkable break out season as a freshman, there were a lot of high hopes for Kasdorf. Unfortunately a shoulder injury requiring surgery cut his season shorter than two full games. Kasdorf is looking to bounce back and has been pacing pretty well with a 0.919 save percentage.

Year Rel Draft Level GP SA SV%
2014-15 4 NCAA 9 259 0.919
2013-14 3 NCAA 2 34 0.786
2012-13 2 NCAA 23 593 0.935

2011 7th Round: LD Aaron Harstad; 8 GP, 2G, 0A, 2PTS, -4, 6 PIM, 11 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 6 1 0 1 2

Harstad is the one draft season younger -although also a senior- teammate of Peter Stoykewych. While Stoykewych mans the top pair, Harstad tends to play on the second pair as a shot blocking, stay-at-home type defenseman. He has also a slapper of shot, which is often used on the second power play, although has never converted to large goal totals.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 4 NCAA 0.250 0.000 0.250 0.250
2013-14 3 NCAA 0.054 0.189 0.243 0.919
2012-13 2 NCAA 0.065 0.129 0.194
2011-12 1 NCAA 0.000 0.207 0.207

2012 7th Round: G Jamie Philips; 8 GP, 211 SA, 0.957

Month GP SA SV%
October 5 137 0.956

After playing second fiddle to the now graduated Pheonix Copley for two seasons, Phillips is starting to play more games. He is also finally showing that he deserves the expanded role with an excellent 0.957 and a player of the week nod. How much of this is sustainable remains to be seen with the voodoo that is goaltending, but playing the odds with the combination of Eric Comrie, Connor Hellebuyck with Phillips and Kasdorf is the way to go.

Year Rel Draft Level GP SA SV%
2014-15 3 NCAA 8 211 0.957
2013-14 2 NCAA 13 296 0.876
2012-13 1 NCAA 9 140 0.907

2013 4th Round (2012 eligible): C Andrew Copp; 7 GP, 1G, 2A, 3 PTS, -4, 26 PIM, 22 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 6 0 2 2 2

Copp has struggled off the start, although it seems to be predominately shooting percentage driven. With blue-chip prospect Dylan Larkin on the team, there is a chance that Copp may get less prime-scoring minutes but Copp's shots per game seems to indicate Copp is handling his assignments quite well. In time we should expect his scoring rates to jump up to at least similar levels as last year when his shooting percentage regresses to normal.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 3 NCAA 0.143 0.286 0.429 3.143
2013-14 2 NCAA 0.455 0.424 0.879 2.727
2012-13 1 NCAA 0.289 0.263 0.553 2.026

2013 5th Round (2011 eligible): RD Tucker Poolman; 8 GP, 3G, 0A, 3 PTS, +3, 2 PIM, 15 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 5 2 0 2 2

Poolman struggled at first to earn ice time as a freshman, but -with the help  of a 20% shooting percentage and some strong play- the young defenceman is starting to earn his keep and gain more responsibilities as time goes on. His performance has been strong, although it must be reminded that this is his Draft+4 season technically.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 4 NCAA 0.375 0.000 0.375 1.875
2013-14 3 USHL 0.259 0.448 0.707
2012-13 2 USHL 0.219 0.219 0.438

2014 3rd Round: RD Jack Glover; 4 GP, 0G, 1A, 1 PT, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 2 0 1 1 2

Glover, like Poolman, has struggled to get regular games in. Minnesota's team is deep, with seven! drafted defensemen to choose from. He has bounced between the second and third pairing for the games he has played. Glover has some extremely solid tools with NHL top four potential if developed right in the NCAA.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 1 NCAA 0.000 0.250 0.250 1.000
2013-14 0 USHL 0.042 0.375 0.417

2014 5th Round (2012 eligible): LW C.J. Franklin; 10 GP, 2G, 6A, 8 PTS, +3, 11 PIM, 12 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 7 1 4 5 9

Franklin has worked his way up to the top line for Minnesota State, which is a pretty big deal as a freshman. If he can stick around, the Jets could be looking at a late round gem. Although, to be fair Franklin is an older freshman like Ustaski and Poolman. There wasn't much change between 2012-13 and 2013-14 numbers for Franklin, so I'm interested to why Franklin was skipped over the previous season.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 3 NCAA 0.200 0.600 0.800 1.200
2013-14 2 USHL 0.415 0.547 0.962
2012-13 1 USHL 0.516 0.452 0.968

2014 7th Round (2012 eligible): LW/C Matt Ustaski; 6 GP, 1G, 0A, 1 PTS, -1, 4 PIM, 5 SOG

Month GP G A PTS PIM
October 4 1 0 1 4

Ustaski has been a regular for Wisconsin's third line on the wing. It will be interesting to see whether or not Wisconsin develops the 6'5" forward as a winger or a centre in the long term. Ustaski has scored one goal, but hasn't contributed much beyond that as of yet.

Year Rel Draft Level G/GP A/GP Pts/GP Shots/GP
2014-15 3 NCAA 0.167 0.000 0.167 0.833
2013-14 2 BCHL 0.537 0.370 0.907
2012-13 1 BCHL 0.200 0.291 0.491

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