June 24 2016 05:18AM
The day is here!! It is finally the first day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The day arrives where multiple 18-year-olds have their potential NHL work options severely limited.
The time has come for the Winnipeg Jets to make their selections for the first round of the NHL Draft and we have your preview at Jets Nation.
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June 24 2016 05:00AM
Big week for the Leafs, should the Jets make a big trade, Flames hire new coach, is Marc-Andre Fleury a fit in Calgary, Datsyuk disaster in Detroit, 10 years since Oilers went to the cup final, Vegas expansion confirmed, official expansion draft rules, 2016 mock draft, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
June 23 2016 03:02PM
Greetings from the Empire City, where the NHL’s annual meat market devoted to diverting children to unhappy new homes is set for tomorrow evening. As an addition to Jets Nation’s extensive coverage of the picks themselves, I’m on site to add fan perspective of the proceedings themselves, as well as maybe a few nuggets picked up from the mass of insiders, bloggers, hockey ops people, and other casual drunkards that populate this weekend every season.
June 23 2016 11:00AM
The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is just a few days away and the Nation Network Draft Profiles are finally complete. We know that things can get a little crazy on draft day and you won't want to be running all around the internet looking for our super great taeks on the best prospects available at this year's draft.
So I've compiled them all in one spot. Here we have a top 60 list with a little bio info, some stats and some pGPS projection numbers, a beautiful new magazine, as well as a brief summary of each prospect in our top 60 and links to the full profiles. Eat your hearts out draft lovers, the big day is nearly upon us.
June 23 2016 11:00AM
Michael Spacek was the Jets 4th round choice in 2015 (108th overall). In his draft year, Spacek played 40 games in the Czech Republic's highest league, the Czech Extraliga. Following the draft, Spacek was selected in the CHL Import Draft by the Red Deer Rebels.
Spacek had a good season in the WHL, playing 61 games and scoring 54 points (18 goals, 36 assists) in the regular season and adding 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) in 17 playoff games. Early chemistry with Ivan Nikolishin saw Spacek score 17 points in his first 8 games.
As Spacek was not drafted out of the CHL, he is eligible to play in the AHL for the Manitoba Moose for the 2016-17 season. Though it is likely we will see him suit up for Red Deer in 2016-17.
See Spacek's highlights after the jump!