June 26 2015 09:55PM
I'm not sure if you noticed, but the Winnipeg Jets had two selections in the first round this year. While we were still high in euphoria with the addition of Kyle Connor, the Jets took another player that we had ranked earlier than when the Jets took him.
While we didn't have Jack Roslovic as the best player available, he was pretty darn close. At 27th the Jets selected our 21st favourite player.
Let's take a quick look at the numbers for the other top four scorer in the USHL in this year's draft.
June 26 2015 08:42PM
The Winnipeg Jets selected Kyle Connor as their first pick in this years draft and we're pretty elated here at Jets Nation.
The draft is always fun as its an opportunity to meet and connect with new players. Many have no idea who these new additions to the organization are and it's fun getting to learn a bit about these young, potential-future star players.
Jets Nation has overlord Thomas Drance on location and was able to grab some quotes from Kyle Connor.
June 26 2015 08:11PM
With the 25th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft the Winnipeg Jets selected Jack Roslovic from the US National Development Team Program.
Roslovic is the Jets second American pick in the first round this summer and the third first rounder since the move. He is a smart player, especially in the offensive zone where his playmaking ability shines. Roslovic scored a boatload of points this year and looks increadibly good by the numbers, although there is concerns how much of his offense was carried by 2016 bluechip prospects Austen Matthews and Matthew Tkachuck.
By our draft board this pick is not as huge of a steal as the Kyle Connor selection, but still offers some potential value with Roslovic sitting at 21st on the Nation Network ranking.
June 26 2015 07:42PM
The Winnipeg Jets picked Kyle Connor at seventeenth overall and we are pretty stoked.
Not only was Kyle Connor ranked seventh overall on our draft list at the Nation Network, but Connor was the best player available by our board.
Let's take a quick look at the numbers for this offensive juggernaut.
June 26 2015 07:07PM
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With the 17th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft the Winnipeg Jets selected Kyle Connor from the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL.
Connor is a heady centre with excellent stick handling skills and plus skating ability. He fits in with Kevin Cheveldayoff's usual high-upside modus operandi, and is among the player most highly regarded by the PCS tool with a 50% success rate and comparables that include Erik Cole, Paul Statsny, Thomas Vanek and Max Pacioretty.
This could be a steal of a pick for the Jets, as many had Connor going much higher in the draft (he was 7th on the Nation Network's draft board).