July 07 2015 01:11PM
The Winnipeg Jets selected Jansen Harkins at 47th overall. Harkins was ranked 22nd overall by the Canucks Army, Jets Nation, and NHL Numbers draft preview.
Harkins has all the intangibles. He's smart, plays a strong defensive game, is a leader, but he is also a pretty strong scorer on a very, very weak team.
Check out some highlights of Harkin's highlights last season.
July 06 2015 08:25PM
The Winnipeg Jets continue to add on their farm team.
Melchiori is now the 14th defensemen the Jets organization has signed to NHL contracts for use between the NHL and AHL team.
July 06 2015 03:22PM
The Winnipeg Jets selected Jack Roslovic 25th overall. Roslovic was ranked 21st in Jets Nation, Canucks Army, and NHL Numbers prospect rankings.
Roslovic is a high skilled player who played on the USNTDP's best line, along with 2016 NHL Entry Draft superstars: Auston Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk.
Check out some highlights of Roslovic's highlights last season.
July 06 2015 11:30AM
This is a two-part series that will deal with the offseason changes and their implications on the Winnipeg Jets for next season and beyond. Part one deals with the draft.
The draft class of 2015 was considered by many experts to be one of the deepest in many years. With the likes of Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel leading the way, this year's draftees could very well change the face of the NHL for years to come.
July 03 2015 12:33PM
Throughout the course of the last year, the team at CanucksArmy and Jets Nation have been working on the development of a prospect evaluation tool called Prospect Cohort Success Percentage, or PCS for short. The basic premise is that by finding the closest comparables to a prospect in terms of age, size, league, and point production, we can gain insight into the prospect's likelihood of success at the NHL level.
At it's essence, the tool tries to mathematically answer the following questions:
- Who are a given players' closest pre-NHL comparables?
- What percentage of a players' closest comparables went on to become successful NHLers as defined by playing in excess of 200 NHL games (PCS%)?
- Of the comparables who went on to play in the NHL what was the average NHL point-per-game (PCS PPG) of these players?
There is a fair amount of advancements we're currently working on for PCS, including quality of teamates and era adjustments, but we thought it would be fun to see how teams did at the 2015 draft when using PCS as a benchmark.