Winnipeg Jets shake up their scouting department

Mack Irwin
September 02 2015 11:38AM

The Jets have announced several personnel changes to their scouting department on Tuesday, including the promotion of Mark Hillier to be the club's new director of amateur scouting.

The changes are a re-shuffling, rather than a re-invention, of a scouting department responsible for putting together one of the league's top prospect groups. Read more after the jump.

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Jets Nation Prospect Profile 2015: #3 Connor Hellebuyck

Garret Hohl
September 02 2015 10:51AM


The 6'4 goaltender extraordinaire Connor Hellebuyck was not drafted in his first draft eligible season. The next year Hellebuyck took the NAHL by storm, winning goaltender of the year, rookie of the year, and nominated to the All-NAHL Team and the All-Rookie Team after posting a 0.930 save percentage.

Since then, Hellebuyck has not looked back. 

We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #3.

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David Leggio and Thomas Raffl invited to Winnipeg Jets camp

Garret Hohl
September 01 2015 11:05AM

News has broken out that the Winnipeg Jets will have two invites to their NHL camp this fall.

Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald wrote a piece about David Leggio entering this season without a NHL or AHL contract, but had been signed to a Professional Try Out contract with the Winnipeg Jets for their training camp.

The Kurier also posted an article from the Affiliated Press on Thomas Raffl planning to tryout for the Jets at their training camp as well (article is in German).

Let's take a look at what these two may potentially offer the Jets.

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Jets Nation Prospect Profile 2015: #4 Joshua Morrissey

Garret Hohl
September 01 2015 09:48AM


The 6' tall, dynamic puck-moving defender Joshua Morrissey is unlike most junior graduates. Morrissey already has 28 games, over a quarter of a season, of AHL experience. He also played exceptionally well in a non-sheltered role while called up for the team.

We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #4.

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Why the Jets need to keep Andrew Ladd

September 01 2015 06:00AM

The pressure is on for the Jets. After taste with making the playoffs last season fans hunger another playoff berth.

The consensus on management seems that they wish to inject more youth into the lineup with the likes of Nik Ehlers, Nic Petan, and Joel Armia hoping to make the Jets. If these young players are to thrive throughout the regular season, they will need a leader.

And this why all eyes are on Jets captain, Andrew Ladd, who is going into the season in the final year of his contract.

Lets take a look at the Jets beloved captain and why True North needs to extend Ladd going into this season.

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