July 14 2015 02:02PM
Every year at the NHL Entry Draft a number of teams make really smart decisions on their picks (Islanders, Jets) while other teams seem to fall on their face (Bruins). At the end of the 210 picks, inevitably there are players every year who are not chosen despite showing potential to be better than average picks. This makes these players currently Unrestricted Free Agents and available to be signed to contracts by teams who feels they have potential.
Looking back at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, MoneyPuck used PCS to look back at those players who had a high chance of success at the NHL level. (Un)surprisingly many were invited to teams camps and many went on to become important players on their teams, invited to World Juniors, and some were even signed to NHL teams.
With a current baseline of 8% of forwards and 5.6% of defencemen drafted move on to become NHL regulars, we can use PCS to look back at the 2015 draft and see players who should be invited to camps and are good bets to spend an ELC on.
July 14 2015 01:31PM
The Winnipeg Jets selected Erik Foley at 78th overall.
Foley is a physical player with a great worth ethic. He is a tireless forechecker, and great possession player.
Check out some of Foley's highlights last season.
July 10 2015 11:21AM
The Winnipeg Jets bring back the underrated and under appreciated, right-hand shot, defender Paul Postma for another two years.
July 10 2015 10:54AM
It's nearing mid-July and rosters are starting shape out for the next season.
Have the Winnipeg Jets done enough to make it into the playoffs once again?
Let's take a look after the jump.
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July 10 2015 06:30AM
Canucks front office moves, the Leafs re-sign Martin Marincin, the Oilers take Justin Schultz to arbitration, the Flames cap crunch and more in this week's Roundup.