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The Winnipeg Jets draft Sami Niku and Matteo Gennaro in the seventh round

The draft is almost over and the Jets finally drafted a defenceman.

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The first of the Winnipeg Jets seventh rounders, taken with the seventeenth pick in the round is defenceman Sami Niku from Mestis League (second tier) in Finland. He was ranked as the 56th European skater by Central Scouting. Again, there is no scouting report on him so we can assume he is thought of as a skilled player who plays hard and understands systems play because he is Finnish. He played in both the World Junior Championships this year and the Under-18 World Championships last year, meaning he is viewed positively by Finnish hockey people. He will hopefully play in the World Junior Championships again this winter and Jets fans will be able to watch him.

With their twenty-second pick in the seventh round, the Winnipeg Jets took another forward. This time it was Matteo Gennaro of the Prince Albert Raiders. The Raiders had a tough year this year, but the Jets probably saw a lot of him before Josh Morrissey was traded to the Kelowna Rockets. He showed some offensive growth this year, but without knowing his role, it is hard to say how much potential is there. He probably plays the right way and is definitely a good Canadian boy. He is Fernando Pisani's cousin.