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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Tracker: CHL Update

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We look at the Jets prospects in the CHL: Joshua Morrissey, Nicolas Petan, Eric Comrie, Jimmy Lodge, Jan Kostalek, Axel Blomqvist, Nik Ehlers, and Chase De Leo

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The regular season has started so we will take a look at how our potential future Winnipeg Jets have fared in the Canadian Hockey League for the month of October.

Last Prospect Trackers: CHL NCAA AHL and Europe


2013 1st Round: LD Joshua Morrissey; 23 GP, 7G, 14A, 21 PTS, -6, 26 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 11 2 7 9 -14 10

Morrissey has had an up and down November. One of the down moments was set of three games where he scored zero points and posted a minus 10 goal differential. However, it has not been all clouds and rain; Morrissey was listed to the to Canada's World Junior selection camp and finished the month with nearly a point per game.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 2 0.304 0.609 0.913
2013-14 1 0.475 0.763 1.237
2012-13 0 0.214 0.457 0.671

2013 2nd Round: C Nicolas Petan; 24 GP, 7G, 26A, 33 PTS, +7, 9 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 12 4 14 18 +2 5

Petan picked up the pace in Novemeber and it looks like his shooting percentage is starting to normalize, although he has a bit to go. Like Morrissey, Petan has been listed to Canada's World Junior selection camp and is a favourite for making the team as a returning player.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 2 0.261 1.087 1.348
2012-13 1 0.556 1.238 1.794
2011-12-01 0 0.648 1.042 1.690

2013 2nd Round: G Eric Comrie; 22 GP, 701 SA, SV% 0.924

Month GP SA SV%
November 11 342 0.927

Comrie performed well in November, accumulating seven wins and four loses with a 0.927 save percentage. The young net minder now leads the CHL in save percentage. Team Canada anointed Comrie as one of their two goaltenders with only listing Comrie and Montreal prospect Zach "#JustWinz" Fucale to the selection camp. Friend of the blog, Rhys Jessop had some interesting comments in regards to Zach Fucale, Eric Comrie, and Tristan Jarry prior to last year's World Juniors (seen here and here), which would all still be applicable for this year.

Year Rel Draft GP SA SV%
2014-15 2 22 701 0.927
2013-14 1 60 1849 0.924
2012-13 0 37 1118 0.915

2013 3rd Round: RW/C Jimmy Lodge; 23 GP, 14G, 10A, 24 PTS, +6, 10 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 11 7 7 14 +8 6

There were quite a few individuals who thought that Lodge would be traded from Saginaw this season to a contender looking for more depth. They were right, except for the contender part. Lodge was traded to the Mississauga Steelheads, who at the time were the lowest team for both scoring and two period shot differentials in the OHL. Lodge hasn't slowed down on his new team and the Steelheads are now the second lowest scoring team with the third lowest two period shot differential.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 2 0.609 0.435 1.043
2012-13 1 0.322 0.458 0.780
2011-12-01 0 0.438 0.609 1.047

2013 4th Round: RD Jan Kostalek; 25 GP, 4G, 14A, 18 PTS, +27, 10 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 10 1 7 8 +14 6

Kostalek has been quietly effective while being heavily leaned on by the top QMJHL team. Twenty-five games in and he is still pacing near three points every four games, despite being known more for his defensive and puck moving abilities than offensive prowess. The young Czech will likely be suiting up once again in the World Juniors.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 2 0.160 0.560 0.720
2012-13 1 0.091 0.400 0.491
2011-12-01 0 0.104 0.271 0.375

2013 UFA: RW Axel Blomqvist; 25 GP, 10G, 13A, 23 PTS, +3, 6 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 14 5 7 12 +1 2

Blomqvist has slowed down a bit after his hot start to the season. The Victoria Royals have been playing well though and should be making some noise this season.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 2 0.400 0.520 0.920
2012-13 1 0.369 0.492 0.862
2011-12-01 0 0.119 0.441 0.559

2014 1st Round: LW/RW Nikolaj Ehlers; 21 GP, 16G, 27A, 43 PTS, +6, 37 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 12 12 22 34 +15 17

Ehlers is on pace for having the best production of any Jets 2.0 prospect ever after a very successful November. In fact, his exceptional scoring in November set the single season point production record for the Halifax Mooseheads -a team that has carried Nathan Mackinnon and Jonnathan Drouin-. Pretty good. Ehlers will be leading the Danes in the World Juniors this winter.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 1 0.762 1.286 2.048
2012-13 0 0.778 0.873 1.651

2013 4th Round: LW/C Chase De Leo; 28 GP, 16G, 19A, 35 PTS, +6, 16 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 12 6 7 13 +4 12

De Leo was moved from Petan's wing to centring the second line, much like his role of last season. While the  move has slowed down De Leo's scoring -minimally-, De Leo likely does not mind balancing out the Winterhawks and making them more difficult to play against.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 1 0.571 0.679 1.250
2012-13 0 0.542 0.583 1.125

2013 4th Round: RD Nelson Nogier; 27 GP, 1G, 5A, 6 PTS, -26, 35 PIM

Month GP G A PTS +/- PIM
November 12 0 3 3 -11 18

While Nogier's offensive numbers are a bit short of spectacular, he has improved over last season. Nogier has posted the exact same production line as last season, but with 10 less games played. His game has been defined as a defensive defenseman who can move the puck and he does seem to do that well. How much of it will translate to the pro-level is unknown.

Year Rel Draft G/GP A/GP Pts/GP
2014-15 1 0.037 0.185 0.222
2012-13 0 0.027 0.135 0.162