News and Analysis: Jack Roslovic named an AHL all-star

Manitoba Moose forward Jack Roslovic has been selected to participate in this years AHL all-star game. Roslovic currently leads the Moose in scoring with 19 points in 25 contests and has held the teams lead in scoring throughout the season even as he’s on loan with Team USA participating in this years World Juniors. 

Roslovic has consistently been the Moose’s best forward throughout the season. His decision to turn pro and not return to college has worked out in the best way possible. 

On the international stage, Roslovic has thrived in his role. USA elected to slot Roslovic in as their third line centre, which ends up being a matchup nightmare for teams. 

Roslovic, alongside the rest of Team USA, are gearing up for a Canada/USA gold medal game tonight that could see Roslovic add a gold medal to his list of rookie season accolades. 

Get Excited for Jack Roslovic 

Roslovic’s emergence so early in to his pro-career is promising. The idea of having another exciting centre to the Jets already stacked pipeline of Mark Scheifele, Bryan Little, Nic Petan, is an enticing one. The idea of Roslovic getting a stint with the Jets this season isn’t totally far fetched. 

In the event a key cog like Bryan Little or Mark Scheifele were to get injured, the Jets could elect to call up Roslovic and insert him in to a  top-six role to A) get a more skilled player in the top-six as opposed to promoting from the bottom-six and B) to give Roslovic a much needed reward for his strong play. 

But that day may not come this season and if so, that’s totally fine. Getting a full AHL season under his belt is what’s best for Roslovic’s development right now.

  • FishWhiskey

    I love watching Roslovic play. He created some crazy chances at the World Juniors. The kid can rush and carry the puck like no bodies business. I’m a little concerned though, that that he has one similar trait to the rest of the Jets bottom six and that is lack of finishing skills.

    Whatever Ehlers figured out a few games back he needs to teach to the Jets bottom six plus MP and Roslovic. Jets coaches may want to consider a shooting clinic and extra shooting practice for these guys.

    All the great playmaking in the world is pointless unless the puck goes in the net at the end of it.

  • Struggling_A_Lot

    I see Roslovic as either a 2nd/3rd line center for the Jets in the future. There were times at the WJC that he wowed me then other times where he seemed to get outplayed by the opposition. His two-way game was very inconsistent during the tournament and I hope that it isnt the norm for him.