Report: ESPN's Pronman ranks 6 Jets in top 100 prospects and top 10 goaltenders

Garret Hohl
August 13 2015 11:54AM

We discussed earlier how ESPN's prospect guru Corey Pronman likes the Jets prospect cupboard. Pronman had ranked the Jets sixth best prospect depth overall (warning: paywall).

The well versed prospect expert recently released his top 100 prospects and his top 10 goaltender prospects (warning: more paywalls).

Five Jets made the top 100 prospects, while one made the top 10 goalies, showing in part why Pronman likes the Jets so much.

We will discuss some of the list, but not give out specific details as we believe that Pronman's information is worth an ESPN subscription alone (plus copyrights and all).

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Jets Nation Prospect Profile 2015: #17 Chase De Leo

Garret Hohl
August 13 2015 10:44AM


In the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, three Portland Winterhawks' forwards were drafted in the third round. All three were 6'1 to 6'2 with between 30 to 40 points in 60 to 70 games. Then in the fourth round the Jets drafted 5'10 Chase De Leo from the very same team.

While no one knows for sure whether or not the Jets had De Leo ahead of the other three Hawks, we do know the Jets liked the small, skilled forward enough to take him at 99th overall. Maybe the Jets understood that the better player despite being smaller is still the better player.

We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #17.

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Report: InGoal Magazine ranks three Jets in top 50 NHL goaltending prospects

Garret Hohl
August 12 2015 02:33PM

InGoal Magazine is one of the world's premier locations for goaltender information. While The Hockey News recently produced their own future goaltenders list, InGoal is one trusted most when it comes to the cutting edge of goaltender scouting, development, and analysis.

Greg Balloch released his top 50 goaltender prospect lists for the magazine, with all three of the Jets eligible prospects making the cut.

We highly recommend you check out the article for yourself, but here are some of our own thoughts.

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Jets Nation Prospect Profile 2015: #18 Jimmy Lodge

Garret Hohl
August 12 2015 10:41AM


The centre turned right winger Jimmy Lodge is a player that displays a tonne of offensive skill but has struggled to score at the rates many have hoped of him.

The young playmaking forward was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets as part of their highly touted 2015 draft class, which includes the likes of seven players in our top 20 list (and two that could have been argued to be included).

We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #18.

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Report: ESPN's Pronman ranks Jets' prospect pipeline 6th strongest in hockey

Garret Hohl
August 11 2015 11:00AM

While reviews on Kevin Cheveldayoff can be described as mixed at best, the General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets has a few accomplishments under his belt.

He's done exactly what he said he would do, and that is build on the Jets core that existed from the Atlanta Thrashers through the draft.

It was risky, but Cheveldayoff looks to be improving the Jets NHL roster while also improving the prospect cupboard.

Usually the two are considered inverses of the other. Still, the Jets set franchise records last year in their second appearance in the playoffs, all while building up one of the most competitive prospect group in the NHL.

ESPN's prospect guru Corey Pronman ranks Jets sixth (warning: paywall) in the NHL, after being seventh the year prior.

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