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Stallard eligible to re-enter NHL Entry Draft

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The 2016 5th round pick by the Winnipeg Jets was not signed by the 4 p.m. CDT deadline today.

Kootenay Ice v Calgary Hitmen
Jordy Stallard #17 of the Calgary Hitmen fights for the puck against Cale Fleury #4 of the Kootenay Ice during a WHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on December 18, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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The Winnipeg Jets have passed on signing one of their prospects, as they have allowed Jordy Stallard to re-enter the NHL Entry Draft after originally drafting him 127th overall in the 5th round of the 2016 draft.

The Jets had until 4 p.m. CDT today to sign Stallard, who was the only prospect the team had yet to sign that faced today’s deadline.

Stallard played this last season with the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL, where he picked up 91 points and 44 goals in 72 games. He was Prince Albert’s Most Valuable Player, Three Star Award winner and lead the Raiders in goals and points.

Stallard signed an amateur tryout with the Manitoba Moose on April 7, and was released from the tryout and May 2 without appearing in any games.

The 2018 NHL Entry Draft will be in three weeks, on June 22 and 23rd. Unless things change, Winnipeg’s first pick will be 60th overall in the second round.