Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele has been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for his four goal, three assist performance this week. Scheifele has been a consistent offensive contributor for the Jets. He has been able to provide the much-needing scoring all the while also being responsible defensively and killing penalties.
In the long run, the NHL weekly stars mean nothing, but it is always nice when a player gets recognized for their strong play like Scheifele has. He has been a key piece to the Jets for a few seasons now and the league-wide recognition that he has garnered is always nice to see. While Blake Wheeler got the press last season, Scheifele was a key piece for the Jets success. He is strong defensively and leader.
The Jets next game is Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM against the Florida Panthers. They are playing in Helsinki, Finland.