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Winnipeg Jets select C Jack Roslovic 25th overall in 2015 NHL Entry Draft

With their second pick of the 1st round, the Winnipeg Jets selected Jack Roslovic of the US National Team Development Program of the USHL.

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The Winnipeg Jets selected C/RW Jack Roslovic of the USA National Team Development Program of the USHL with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

They acquired the pick as part of the deal that sent Evander Kane, Jason Kasdorf and Zach Bogosian to the Buffalo Sabres. The Jets also acquired Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux in the deal. The pick originally belonged to the St. Louis Blues, who sent it to Buffalo in the Ryan Miller deal.

Roslovic is coming off a 38 point season with the USNTDP, having scored 11 goals, and 27 assists in 25 games.

Elite Prospects

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2011-2012 Ohio Blue Jackets Bantam Major T1EBHL 24 20 21 41 10 |
2012-2013 Ohio Blue Jackets U16 T1EHL U16 40 23 30 53 22 |
Ohio Blue Jackets U18 T1EHL U18 4 0 0 0 2 |
2013-2014 USNTDP Juniors USHL 34 4 10 14 14 |
U.S. National U17 Team USDP 54 14 18 32 30 |
USA U17 WHC-17 6 2 4 6 14 |
2014-2015 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 11 27 38 8 |
U.S. National U18 Team USDP 65 27 52 79 28 |
USA U18 WJC-18 7 6 5 11 4 |
2015-2016 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA - - - - - |

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Roslovic won a gold medal with team USA at the U18 World Championships, scoring 6 goals and 5 assists in 7 tournament games.

Similar to fellow Jets draftee Kyle Connor, Roslovic is committed to the NCAA, looking to play with the University of Miami, Ohio in the fall.

There's the potential some of his success came due to his linemates though, as mentioned by McKeen's

Thrived on the top line ably complementing 2016 eligible phenom’s Matthew Tkachuk and Auston Matthews. Excelled internationally competing with the elite in his peer group. A slippery, instinctive playmaker who sees openings and makes sharp passes through a maze of players. Extremely skilled at creating puck movement with his stickhandling - and then deftly dishing off a play on his backhand. A clever winger who plays an effective supportive offensive role getting into good shooting lanes but often looking to pass first - understanding that he will get it back. Superb pivoting and transitions while moving that support his body positioning to receive passes. A gifted skater with great outside speed, whose appearance is slightly awkward with unique skating mechanics and foundation