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2019 NHL Entry Draft: Who might the Jets draft?

Will the Jets take a consensus player, get lucky with a prospect falling, or pull one out of their hat?

2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

I have no real draft knowledge whatsoever and tend to rely on people who do. I reached out to one of those people, David St. Louis, to find out who he thought the Winnipeg Jets might draft. I have tried to link profiles on every player.

Arthur Kaliyev, W, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Victor Söderstrom, D, Brynäs IF (SHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Nils Höglander, W, Rögle BK (SHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Nicholas Robertson, W, Peterborough Petes (OHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Tobias Björnfot, D, Djurgårdens IF (SuperElit J20): EOTP Draft Profile

Bobby Brink, W, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Ryan Suzuki, C, Barrie Colts (OHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Cam York, D, USNTDP (USHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Samuel Poulin, W, Sherbrooke Pheonix (QMJHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Raphaël Lavoie, W, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Lassi Thomson, D, Kelowna Rockets (WHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Matthew Robertson, D, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL): EOTP Draft Profile

Jamieson Rees, C/W, Sarnia Sting (OHL): EOTP Draft Profile

These are the players most likely to be available in the Jets range and who would be good value for that pick. It does not mean that if the Jets take a player instead of one of these ones, it is a bad pick. That is not the case. Unless there is a reaction like there was for Dylan McIlrath where Bob McKenzie was trying to be diplomatic on television, a lot of the draft is scientific guesswork. Someone might seem like a good player and then a year later a bad injury happens and things have gone south with them. It happens.