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.
2013 1st Round: LD Joshua Morrissey; 23 GP, 7G, 14A, 21 PTS, -6, 26 PIM
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.
2013 2nd Round: C Nicolas Petan; 24 GP, 7G, 26A, 33 PTS, +7, 9 PIM
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.
2013 2nd Round: G Eric Comrie; 22 GP, 701 SA, SV% 0.924
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.
2013 3rd Round: RW/C Jimmy Lodge; 23 GP, 14G, 10A, 24 PTS, +6, 10 PIM
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.
2013 4th Round: RD Jan Kostalek; 25 GP, 4G, 14A, 18 PTS, +27, 10 PIM
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.
2013 UFA: RW Axel Blomqvist; 25 GP, 10G, 13A, 23 PTS, +3, 6 PIM
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.
2014 1st Round: LW/RW Nikolaj Ehlers; 21 GP, 16G, 27A, 43 PTS, +6, 37 PIM
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.
2013 4th Round: LW/C Chase De Leo; 28 GP, 16G, 19A, 35 PTS, +6, 16 PIM
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.
2013 4th Round: RD Nelson Nogier; 27 GP, 1G, 5A, 6 PTS, -26, 35 PIM
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.