The Jets assigned the 18-year-old Scheifele, the No. 7 pick in this year's draft, to the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League on Sunday. The center played in seven games with Winnipeg this season.
Scheifele scored his first NHL goal on Wednesday at Toronto, but played just over seven minutes in the Jets' 5-3 win over Carolina on Saturday.
Scheifele led OHL rookies last season with 53 assists. He also had 22 goals in 66 games.
I kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.
— Arizona Coyotes forward Henrik Samuelsson on prospect Edgars Kulda being draftedd