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Draft Day Recap

by WinnipegJets.com Staff / Winnipeg Jets

 

JETS PICKS

 

ROUND PICK   PLAYER (AMATEUR TEAM)
1
2 RW PATRIK LAINE (TAPPARA TAMPERE, LIIGA)
1
18 D LOGAN STANLEY (WINDSOR, OHL)
3
79 D LUKE GREEN (SAINT JOHN, QMJHL)
4
97 D Jacob Cederholm (HV JR, SWEDEN)
4 127 C jordan stallard (CALGARY, WHL)
6 157 G MIKHAIL BERDIN (RUSSIA U-18)

 

 

DAY 1 (ROUND 1)


The Winnipeg Jets have selected Patrik Laine of Tappara Tampere (Liiga) with the second pick, and Logan Stanley of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) with the 18th pick in Round 1 of the NHL Draft.

The Jets acquired the 18th and 79th picks in exchange for No. 22 and 36.

 

PICK COVERAGE


2ND OVERALL - PATRIK LAINE (TAPPARA TAMPERE, LIIGA)


SCOUTING REPORT

Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr:
"Laine is an extremely skilled winger with size, speed, hockey sense and competitiveness. He is a natural scorer who possesses an NHL caliber shot. Laine is a tough competitor to play against and even harder to check, an offensive threat every time he is on the ice."

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Laine spent the entire 2015-16 season skating with Tappara Tampere of the Finnish Elite League where he registered 17-16-33 in 46 contests to lead the league in goals and points by a rookie. He took his game to another level in the postseason, recording 10-5-15 in 18 games to help Tappara win the league championship. For his standout playoff performance, Laine was awarded the
Jari Kurri Award as Best Player in the Playoffs.

As a member of Team Finland's silver medal-winning team at the 2016 World Championship, 18-year-old Laine tied for the tournament lead with seven goals and led his team with 12 points (tied). For his efforts, Laine was named Most Valuable Player, Best Forward and a tournament All-Star.

On home soil at the 2016 World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Laine helped lead Finland to a gold medal while playing on a dynamic line with Jesse Puljujarvi (No. 3-ranked European Skater) and Sebastian Aho (drafted 35th overall by CAR in 2015). Laine (7-6-13 in 7 GP) tied Team USA's Auston Matthews (No. 1-ranked European Skater) for the tournament lead in goals and was named to the tournament All-Star Team alongside countrymen Puljujarvi and Olli Juolevi (No. 5-ranked North American Skater).

Internationally, Laine also tied Matthews for the tournament lead in goals at the 2015 Under-18 World Championship, registering 8-3-11 in seven games en route to a silver medal and tournament All-Star Team honors.

A large, powerful forward who likes to score, Laine models his game after his favourite NHL player, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin.

My go-to karaoke choice is: Lempo
Last TV show I binge-watched is: How I Met Your Mother
The celebrity that always makes me laugh is: Neil Patrick Harris
The app I spend way too much time on is: WhatsApp
At an all-you-can-eat buffet I go straight for the: Steak
The coolest person I've ever met is: Aleksi Salonen
The athlete I admire most is: Alex Ovechkin
If I could be one person for a day it would be: Roger Federer
One thing people don't usually know about me is: I was good in school
I am inspired by: Pretty goals
I am afraid of: Nothing
I dream of: Being the world's best player


22ND OVERALL - LOGAN STANLEY (WINDSOR, OHL)


SCOUTING REPORT

Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr:

"He's mobile and very tough to beat one-on-one. He has a good understanding of his position, has a good stick-to-puck technique utilizing his size and long reach, and plays with authority. He's very composed under forecheck pressure and is able to make that good first pass out of the zone."

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A big, strong defenseman who likes to play physical, Stanley recorded 5-12-17 in 59 games for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League in 2015-16.

Internationally, Stanley was part of Canada's bronze medal entry at the 2015 Under-18 World Championship (0-1-1 in 7 GP).

In 2013-14, Stanley recorded 8-20-28 in 28 regular-season games for the Waterloo Wolves of Alliance Hockey and added 0-5-5 in nine postseason contests to help the team capture the league championship.

He trains with Capitals forward Michael Latta, his cousin, during the off-season.

Enjoys watching Predators defenseman Shea Weber, one of his favorite NHL players.


DAY 2 (ROUNDS 2-7)


79TH OVERALL - LUKE GREEN (SAINT JOHN, QMJHL)


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Green, a smooth-skating offense-minded defenseman, collected 10-25-35 in 61 regular-season games for the Saint John Sea Dogs, helping the team to a third-place finish in the 2015-16 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League season.

The first overall selection in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft finished second in assists (30) and points (36) among rookie defensemen in 2014-15, behind No. 38-ranked North American skater Samuel Girard (5-38-43).

The Bedford, N.S., native earned the Best Rookie Defenseman award for the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League in 2013-14 after registering 17-20-37 with the Newbridge Academy Gladiators (34 GP). He added 7-11-18 in the postseason to help the Gladiators reach the championship series (16 GP).

Green led all Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League skaters in assists (41) and paced defensemen in points (58) in 2012-13 to earn the Top Defenseman award and a spot on the League's First All-Star Team.

Green, who played for Canada White at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (1-3-4 in 5 GP), grew up with a number of sporting interests, including motocross and golf.

He and his twin brother, Matthew Green, have played alongside one another through their careers, including both campaigns with the Sea Dogs.

GETTING TO KNOW LUKE...

My go-to karaoke choice is: Three Days Grace
The athlete I admire most is: Sidney Crosby
One thing people don't usually know about me is: I used to race motocross
I dream of: Playing in the NHL


97TH OVERALL - JACOB CEDERHOLM (HV JR., SWEDEN)

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His brother, Anton Cederholm, was selected 145th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2013 NHL Draft.

GETTING TO KNOW JACOB...

My go-to karaoke choice is: Bredangstil
Last TV show I binge-watched is: The Blacklist
The celebrity that always makes me laugh is: Kevin Hart
The app I spend way too much time on is: Snapchat
At an all-you-can-eat buffet I go straight for the: Beef
The coolest person I've ever met is: Tie Domi
The athlete I admire most is: Nicklas Lidstrom
If I could be one person for a day it would be: Zlatan Ibrahimovic
I am inspired by: Motivated people
I am afraid of: Spiders
I dream of: Playing in the NHL

127TH OVERALL - JORDAN STALLARD (CALGARY, WHL)

157TH OVERALL - MIKHAIL BERDIN (RUSSIA U-18)

 

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