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Prospect Report - Jan. 5

by Staff Writer / Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets Prospect Highlights

Sami Niku, D – Finland


Sami Niku was playing in front of the hometown crowd as he represented team Finland and won gold at the World Juniors. Niku and team Finland made it all the way to tournament final, where they beat the Russians 4-3 in overtime. Niku put up two points (1G, 1A) and two penalty minutes over seven games with his team. The 19-year-old has now played in 12 World Junior games for his country and has an overall plus/minus rating of +5. Niku was drafted by the Jets in the seventh round, 198th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft. He has spent this season playing for JYP in Finland.

Pavel Kraskovsky, C – Russia

Russian forward Pavel Kraskovsky won silver as he played in his first World Junior Championship. The 19- year-old recorded four points (2G, 2A) in seven games and was named one of the top three players on his team at the tournament. Kraskovsky and the Russians finished atop their group with four wins (one in overtime) to make it to the playoff round. There they beat Denmark and the United States before losing to Finland in the final. Kraskovsky was originally drafted by the Jets in the sixth round, 164th overall, in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Michael Spacek, C – Czech Republic

Michael Spacek played in all five of the Czech Republic’s games at this year’s World Juniors. It was the second year Spacek has represented his country at the event. He put up five points (2G, 3A) over those five games, including the team’s opening goal of the tournament scored against the Russians. The 18- year-old was named one of the top three players on his team. Spacek and team Czech Republic went 2- 1-1 through the Group B round robin, earning a spot in the quarterfinals where they fell to the Americans. Spacek was drafted in the fourth round, 108th overall, by the Jets at the 2015 NHL Draft.


View the current 2015-16 Manitoba Moose player stats

KHL


Pavel Kraskovsky

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Yaroslavl Lokomotiv KHL 32 1 2 3 14 +4
POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Loko Yaroslav          MHL 4 4 2 6 0 +4


FIN - Liiga

Sami Niku

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence JYP                 FIN-Liiga 21 0 3 3 2 -5
POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence JYP-Akatemia Mestis 7 0 2 2 4 +1


OHL

Brendan Lemieux

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Barrie     OHL 11 9 5 14 28 -1
POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Windsor OHL 8 11 4 15 9 +2


WHL

Matteo Gennaro

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Prince Albert WHL 39 11 10 21 28 -11

Jansen Harkins

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Prince George WHL 36 8 23 31 31 -4

Nelson Nogier

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Red Deer WHL 27 0 6 6 28 +4

Michael Spacek

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Red Deer WHL 30 10 20 30 6 +3


NAHL

Marcus Karlstrom

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Austin NAHL 24 1 12 13 16 +1


NCAA

Mason Appleton

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Michigan State Big 10 20 3 12 15 14 -14

Kyle Connor

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Michigan Big 10 17 12 13 25 0 +17

Erik Foley

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing Providence Hockey East 16 2 5 7 14 +5

C.J. Franklin

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Minnesota State WCHA 29 6 3 9 23 +1

Jack Glover

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Defence Minnesota Big 10 17 1 4 5 6 -1

Tanner Lane

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Nebraska-Omaha NCHC 13 0 2 2 8 E

Tucker Poolman

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Left Wing North Dakota NCHC 18 3 11 14 2 +12

Jack Roslovic

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Miami NCHC 18 9 9 18 12 -1

Matt Ustaski

POSITION TEAM LEAGUE GP G A PTS PIM +/-
Centre Wisconsin Big 10 13 1 0 1 8 -5

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