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Flight Training: Winnipeg Jets Prospect Report January 2018

Our monthly Jets prospect report, featuring our take on the Jets’ top 10 prospects and stats on the Moose and other players in the system.

Manitoba Moose v Toronto Marlies
TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 17: Nicolas Petan #19 of the Manitoba Moose skates in warmup prior to a game against the Toronto Marlies on December 17, 2017 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images

If a player is currently up with the Winnipeg Jets, they are ineligible for this list. That means YOU, Jack Roslovic.

Top Ten Prospects

1. Kristian Vesalainen (18) - HPK Hameenlinna (SM-liiga) - 26 GP - 8G - 11A - 19PTS - 2PIM

Since rejoining his squad following the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championships, Vesalainen has eight points in four games. This guy is getting better by the day.

2. Brendan Lemieux (21) - Manitoba Moose (AHL) - 25GP - 9G - 16A - 25PTS - 73PIM

Might this piece of the Evander Kane trade turn into a difference maker? Only time will tell.

3. Nic Petan (22) - Manitoba Moose (AHL)- 32GP - 9G - 22A - 31PTS - 8PIM

I like Nic Petan. I think he has a permanent role in the NHL in his future. I just question whether or not it’s with the Jets.

4. Sami Niku (21) - Manitoba Moose (AHL) - 39GP - 8G - 19A - 27PTS - 16PIM

Toby Enstrom’s replacement continues to hum along nicely.

5. Mason Appleton (22) - Manitoba Moose (AHL) - 39GP - 12G - 23A - 35PTS - 20PIM

Tied for the team lead in points, this rookie has been quite the pleasant surprise.

6. Mikhail Berdin (19) - Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) - 10GP - 10-5-1 - 2.76GAA - .924 SV% - 0 SO

It’s unfortunate he didn’t get into any games at the WJHC, especially with Russia crashing out earlier than usual.

7. Logan Stanley (19) - Kitchener Rangers (OHL) - 41 GP - 12G - 21A - 33PTS - 78PIM

He’s tall. So I like him. Was he worth a 1st round pick?

8. Erik Foley (20) - Providence (NCAA) - 23 GP - 13G - 15A - 28PTS - 12PIM

He’s been too good not to include. Scoring at a point per game pace in the NCAA isn’t easy, and he’s five points clear of that marker.

9. Skyler McKenzie (19) - Portland Winterhawks (WHL)- 44GP - 34G - 25A - 59PTS - 31PIM

Not bad for a 7th round pick.

10. Eric Comrie (22) - Manitoba Moose (AHL) - 11-6-1 - 2.71GAA - .912 SV% - 1 SO

I have my doubts. I really do. But I want to believe.

Manitoba Moose - AHL

Manitoba Moose 2017-2018

# Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM Birthdate
# Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM Birthdate
50 Jack Roslovic C 32 15 20 35 8 1/29/1997
27 Mason Appleton F 39 12 23 35 20 1/15/1996
10 Buddy Robinson L 39 18 17 35 29 9/30/1991
19 Nicolas Petan C 32 9 22 31 8 3/22/1995
8 Sami Niku D 39 8 19 27 16 10/10/1996
4 Michael Sgarbossa C 39 11 16 27 68 7/25/1992
48 Brendan Lemieux L 25 9 16 25 73 3/15/1996
28 Patrice Cormier C 25 15 9 24 55 6/14/1990
5 Cameron Schilling D 36 5 19 24 21 10/7/1988
9 Chase De Leo C 39 8 15 23 12 10/25/1995
34 JC Lipon R 34 8 10 18 62 7/10/1993
23 Michael Spacek R 33 6 11 17 12 4/9/1997
44 Julian Melchiori D 26 4 9 13 11 12/6/1991
32 Jansen Harkins C 26 2 6 8 9 5/23/1997
39 Michael Hutchinson G 20 0 0 0 0 3/2/1990
30 Jamie Phillips G 2 0 0 0 0 3/24/1993
3 Jan Kostalek D 11 0 0 0 0 2/17/1995
1 Eric Comrie G 18 0 0 0 0 7/6/1995
# Name GP Min GA GAA W L OTL/SOL
30 Jamie Phillips 2 76 1 0.79 1 0 0
39 Michael Hutchinson 12 724 39 1.94 14 2 4
1 Eric Comrie 13 781 48 2.71 11 6 1

Nelson Nogier suffered an injured shoulder in the Jets’ first exhibition game and has not played this season. At the time of his injury, he was expected to miss 4-6 months.

CHL/NCAA/ECHL/EUROPE

CHL/NCAA/Europe

League Team Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM Birthdate Round/Year
League Team Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM Birthdate Round/Year
AJHL Okotoks Austin Wong C 32 19 24 43 111 26-Aug-00 Round 7/2018
QMJHL Cape Breton Leon Gawanke D 37 11 23 34 20 31-May-99 Round 5/2017
OHL Peterborough Petes Declan Chisholm D 41 3 29 32 22 12-Jan-00 Round 5/2018
OHL Oshawa Giovanni Vallati D 43 9 21 30 48 21-Feb-00 Round 5/2018
USHL Cedar Rapids Nathan Smith C 31 9 19 28 59 19-Oct-98 Round 3/2018
NCAA Merrimack College Jonathan Kovacevic D 20 4 8 12 8 12-Jul-97 Round 3/2017
KHL Jokerit Kristian Vesalainen W 18 5 7 12 0 1-Jun-99 Round 1/2017
SM-liiga SaiPa Santeri Virtanen C 30 5 3 8 6 11-May-99 Round 4/2017
NCAA Minnesota-Duluth Dylan Samberg D 17 2 3 5 21 24-Jan-99 Round 2/2017
SweHL HV71 Jonkoping David Gustafsson C 16 0 4 4 8 11-Apr-00 Round 2/2018
KHL Yaroslavl Pavel Kraskovsky F 22 1 1 2 6 11-Sep-96 Round 6/2014
NCAA UMass-Lowell Croix Evingson D 13 0 2 2 2 28-Aug-97 Round 7/2017
League Team Name GP Min GA GAA W L OTL/SOL SO
ECHL Jacksonville Mikhail Berdin 19 1083 46 2.55 13 5 0 1
Allsvenskan Karlskrona HK Arvid Holm 22 1287 55 2.56 12 9 0 1
USHL Waterloo Jared Moe 24 1229 64 3.13 10 7 1 1

Luke Green also suffered a shoulder injury in training camp that will keep him out a total of 4-5 months, which is why he has not played for Sherbrooke in the QMJHL this season.