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Winnipeg Jets Top 25 Under 25 - #11 Scott Kosmachuk

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We look at the top 25 players under the age of 25 in the Winnipeg Jets organization, as voted by the authors of Arctic Ice Hockey.

Claus Andersen
Rank DOB Age Acquired Pos Garret Terrell Tim Ryan Travis TJ Daniel Jacob
11 1994/01/24 20 #70, 2012 RW
12 16
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8
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Previous Rank: 14th

Kosmachuk finished his 2013-14 season, and his OHL career, in dominant form. He scored 49 goals and added 52 assists for 101 points through the OHL regular season, good for 3rd in league scoring. He added 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 20 playoffs games. Again, third in league scoring. Scott Kosmachuk was a key cog on a dominant offensive team.

Kossy has long been a goal scorer. He finished his pre-draft season ranked second in goals among first year draft eligibles. He has consistently stayed near the top of his age bracket. Kossy was third in goal scoring among his age group last year and his 49 goals this seasons were the second highest total in the league. Kossy scores goals.

There is more to Kossy than goal scoring though. His game has grown. His skating improved, as has his passing. When he was first drafted by the Jets, Kossy was largely dependant on others to create time and space for him. That is no longer the case. Scott can do a little bit of everything. He is also a well known agitator.

Now Kosmachuk is set to turn pro. How quickly his game will translate and how quickly he will find his scoring touch are unknown, but Kossy has done enough over the last three years to give hope of scoring line upside. He has the making of a fan favorite.

AIH Authors' Thoughts:

Tim:

Kossy is a do it all player. He skates well, he has a lethal shot and he can mix things up physically. He is also extremely fun to watch. Kossy has an evergoing motor. He is the type of player can add a spark to a listless game and pot a couple goals for good measure. His game should translate to pro fairly well. I expect Kossy to jump directly into a scoring role at the AHL level. There is also an outside shot that he could force his way onto the Winnipeg Jets in a depth role, but that is a long shot. If Kossy continues to score at a good clip in his first pro season it will strongly endorse his long term upside.

Ryan:

Kosmachuk has the look of a true goal-scorer.  He has caught my eye at nearly every development camp session I’ve seen, as he was clearly the best finisher.  As good as we all hope our goalie prospects could be, Kosmachuk kept scoring on them.  Whether or not he can translate this to the pro ranks, and ultimately the NHL, is the question.  I look forward to seeing what he can do in St. John’s this season.

Garret:

I'm actually very excited to see how Kosmachuk performs in the AHL season this year. The kid is a top flight goal scorer, and a gritty player too! He'll be the type that's fun to watch. Jets could use a bottom six, high-end goal scorer who likes to hurt the other team. His skill set sounds like he would be awesome on a fourth line with JC Lipon, on paper at least...

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