Top 25 Under 25 -
#6 - Jack Roslovic
6’1” 187 lbs - Centre - Shoots Right
NHL 2018-2019 Season: 9 GP - 0G - 2A - 2PTS - 2PIM
NHL 2017-2018 Season: 31 GP - 5G - 9A - 14PTS - 2PIM
AHL 2017-2018 Season: 35 GP - 15G - 20A - 35PTS - 8PIM
NHL Career Stats: 41 GP - 5G - 11A - 16PTS - 4PIM
After dominating the AHL to start the 2017-2018 season with the Manitoba Moose, Jack Roslovic got called up to play for the Jets last year, and appeared in 31 regular season games and 10 playoff games. His solid progression and play, putting up 17 points in those games, showed that the Jets probably made the right choice when taking him 25th overall in 2015.
His start to the 2018-19 season has not gone how many expected, landing on the fourth line with Mathieu Perreault and first Kristian Vesalainen and more recently Brendan Lemieux. His ice time has dropped from 12:19 per game to 8:06, and his offensive production has dipped with it, with just a pair of assists in nine games. If games are close, head coach Paul Maurice has opted to shorten his bench and roll with three lines. While this has netted positive results in the standings, as the Jets sit at 6-2-1, it has not done much for the development of the 21-year-old centre.
At this rate, it would be wise for the Jets to get Roslovic some more ice-time in the near future. The Moose remain a very viable option, as Roslovic is still exempt from waivers. A move would also allow Nic Petan to see his first game action fo the year, or create space for the return of Kristian Vesalainen.
Regardless of how the Jets choose to proceed, Roslovic is a talented player, whose talent only promises to grow as he ages.