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Prospect Report - April 24

by Zach Peters / Winnipeg Jets

If the 2015 Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs are any testament, the Winnipeg Jets did a great job in the 2013 NHL entry draft. Here’s a look at three players that Jets drafted in 2013 who are having an impact on their teams this post-season. 

Josh Morrissey, D – Kelowna (WHL)

Jets prospect Josh Morrissey had an impressive five point night in the fifth game of the second round of the WHL playoffs last Friday. Morrissey who was coming back from an injury helped lift his Kelowna Rockets over the Victoria Royals with two assists and three goals. Morrissey and the Rockets have now moved on to the third round of the WHL playoffs.

For his five point performance, Morrissey earned the title of Denny’s WHL Player of the Week. This was the second time this season Morrissey has earned himself this honour.

Morrissey was selected 13th overall in the 2013 NHL entry draft by the Jets.

Playoff stats: 
GP - 3, G - 2, A - 7, PTS - 9, PIM - 2

Results so far:
Kelowna vs Victoria - Kelowna wins series 4-1
Kelowna vs Tri-City - Kelowna wins series 4-0

Up Next:
Kelowna vs Portland (WHL Western Conference Championship series)

Nic Petan, F – Portland (WHL)

Nic Petan, the Jets second round pick in the 2013 NHL entry draft, has been a major part of the Portland Winterhawks WHL playoff run. Petan is currently second in points in the WHL playoffs. He’s recorded seven goals and 12 assists in just 11 games. Petan was pivotal in helping his team advance past the Everett Silvertips in the second round, as he recorded three points in game five to help lift his team to a four games to one series win.

Petan and the Winterhawks now face Morrissey and the Rockets in the third round. Game one between the two Jets prospects goes Friday, April 24, in Kelowna.

Playoff stats:
GP - 11, G - 7, A - 12, PTS - 19, PIM - 14

Results so far:

Portland vs Seattle - Portland wins series 4-2
Portland vs Everett - Portland wins series 4-1

Up Next:
Portland vs Kelowna (WHL Western Conference Championship Series)

Jan Kostalek, D – Rimouski (QMJHL)

Jan Kostalek, the 20-year-old Czech, is leading all Rimouski Oceanic defensemen in the QMJHL playoffs with nine points (4G, 5A). Kostalek is averaging one point a game, as he the Oceanic have gone 8-1 so far through the first two rounds of the post-season. Rimouski is now getting set to face the third ranked Val-d’Or Foreurs in the QMJHL semifinals. The first game of that series is on Friday, April 24.

Kostalek was picked in the fourth round, 114th overall in the 2013 draft.

Playoff Stats:
GP - 9, G - 4, A - 5, PTS - 9, PIM - 4

Results so far:

Rimouski vs Victoriaville - Rimouski wins series 4-0
Rimouski vs Gatineau - Rimouski wins series 4-1

Up Next:
Rimouski vs Val D'Or (QMJHL Semifinal)

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