We will take a look at how our potential future Winnipeg Jets have performed in the NCAA for the month of December.
2010 6th Round: C Tanner Lane; 16GP, 1G, 5A, 6 PTS, +1, 16 PIM, 17 SOG
Not much to report on Tanner Lane. He played four games where he only had 2 shots on goal and a game with 12 penalty minutes. The young 6'3 centre has one more season of NCAA eligibility due to late entry, but he's a long ways from being a relevant prospect.
2010 7th Round: LD Peter Stoykewych; 17 GP, 2G, 3A, 5 PTS, -8, 34 PIM, 19 SOG
Colorado College is still a terrible team. Their captain has improved his shot and point output from last season, but it is likely too little, too late for Peter Stoykewych.
2011 3rd Round: RD Brennan Serville; 13 GP, 0G, 5A, 5PTS, +7, 10 PIM, 11 SOG
After a three point game last month and some of Michigan's depth at the World Juniors, Brennen Serville was moved to the top pair and even given some power play time. From the added opportunities came an assist and 5 shots in four games... this coming from a player who has a college career total of 19 points and 67 shots in 109 games.
2011 6th Round: G Jason Kasdorf; 15 GP, 375 SA, 0.910 SV%
Kasdorf has struggled as of late. He only played one game in December where he allowed six goals from 23 shots. He's started January shaky as well, with 3 goals against in both games. Kasdorf currently carries a collegiate career save percentage of 0.921 from 997 shots against and still has two more years of eligibility due to being given red-shirt status last year with his injury.
2011 7th Round: LD Aaron Harstad; 16 GP, 3G, 1A, 4PTS, -7, 16 PIM, 19 SOG
Aaron Harstad missed the month of December, so there is nothing to report.
2012 7th Round: G Jamie Philips; 20 GP, 540 SA, 0.939
Jamie Phillips continues his strong season. He is currently ranked fifth in the NCAA for save percentage. His collegiate career save percentage has jumped up to 0.920, just 0.001 under Kasdorf. While one year younger than Kasdorf, Phillips only has one more season of college eligibility left.
If both Kasdorf and Phillips ride their full eligibility, the Jets may enjoy a slow trickle of goaltending talent into pro-level hockey, with Eric Comrie in 2015-16, Phillips in 2016-17, and Kasdorf in 2017-18.
2013 4th Round (2012 eligible): C Andrew Copp; 17 GP, 8G, 7A, 15 PTS, +7, 6 PIM, 50 SOG
Andrew Copp's scoring pace and shot production has picked somewhat since last month. The strong centre plays a very smart two-way game and is likely good enough to step into a solid role in the AHL already. Copp will have an interesting choice to make this summer. He could go pro or stay in a reduced role as Michigan grows into a contender with blue-chip prospects Dylan Larkin and Zach Werenski.
2013 5th Round (2011 eligible): RD Tucker Poolman; 17GP, 5G, 2A, 7 PTS, +2, 6 PIM, 33 SOG
The twenty one year old freshman has a team leading four goals on the power play. Poolman has a lot of size and skill but is still raw. Luckily for the Jets, he could have up to three additional seasons in the NCAA. For some perspective on his age, Lowry and Scheifele are the same age and Ben Chiarot is twenty three - he is in his fourth year as a pro.
2014 3rd Round: RD Jack Glover; 9 GP, 0G, 2A, 2 PT, +0, 4 PIM, 8 SOG
There is not much news to report on Jack Glover. He recently was moved onto a pair with Mike Rielly. Rielly is the second highest scoring NCAA defenseman, so hopefully this will give Glover some prime minutes. It's still amazing that the University of Minnesota has seven drafted defensemen on their depth chart.
2014 5th Round (2012 eligible): LW C.J. Franklin; 18 GP, 3G, 11A, 14 PTS, +11, 15 PIM, 20 SOG
C.J. Franklin has been having quite the year as a freshman. Franklin is Minnesota State's fifth highest scoring forward and has been playing on the team's top line. At twenty, Franklin is an older freshman but one year younger than Poolman and the same age as Andrew Copp.
2014 7th Round (2012 eligible): LW/C Matt Ustaski; 12 GP, 2G, 2A, 4 PTS, +1, 12 PIM, 12 SOG
The other twenty year old freshman has not put up near as many points. The 6'6" giant Matt Ustaski hasn't quite put up the point totals yet but he has three more seasons to get things going.