June 25 2016 09:19AM
The Winnipeg Jets select Luke Green 79th overall from the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. The 79th pick came as part of the swap of picks when the Jets traded their 22nd and 36th overall in search of Logan Stanley.
June 25 2016 07:00AM
It's day number two of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York. Teams once again will gather to take turns in selecting which players are forced to go through their organization if they wish to hold a NHL career (unless traded).
The Winnipeg Jets get ready to make the rest of their selections as we head into the second round.
June 25 2016 06:45AM
It was a pretty exciting moment as Gary Bettman announced the Winnipeg Jets were moving up four selections to get their guy. The Jets then took to the podium and chose Logan Stanley 18th overall.
The truth is very few low scoring defensemen make the NHL, and even fewer are plus value contributors. The deck may be stacked against Stanley, but the Jets feel that this giant of a defenseman has what it takes to beat the odds.
June 25 2016 06:30AM
The Winnipeg Jets 2.0 have never drafted as high as second overall before, and with Patrik Laine the city and organization hopes that they have something special.
So far, it seems very likely that this may be the case.
June 25 2016 06:00AM
Night one of the NHL draft is in the books, and after a sensible start, Kevin Cheveldayoff took a gamble with the team's second selection in round one in order to shore up a perceived weakness in the organization. That move is one that will almost certainly lead to more questions about the team's mindset, even if its effect is a ways off from truly being felt.