Winnipeg Jets Prospect Highlights (Oct. 20‐Oct. 26)
Jamie Phillips, G – Michigan Tech (WCHA)
Jamie Phillips could not have responded better to being named Michigan Tech’s start for the 2014‐15 season. He’s backstopped the Huskies to four wins to begin the WCHA schedule, including an amazing single goal effort in back‐to‐back games versus Ferris State over the weekend. He was recognized by the WCHA with the honours of First Star and Defensive Player of the Week. While collecting a perfect 4‐0‐0 record, Phillips is sporting a 1.25 goals against average and .954 save percentage.
Carl Klingberg, LW – St. John’s (AHL)
Carl Klingberg has been skating on the left wing of St. John’s most lethal line alongside Chase Balisy and John Albert. In four games last week, Klingberg generated seven points (2G, 5A) over four games tying him for first on the team’s scoring leaderboard. Four (2G, 2A) of his seven points came during a twogame set versus Binghamton on Oct. 21 & 22.
Chase De Leo, C – Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
With the Portland Winterhawks deep into a long Eastern Conference bus trip, Chase De Leo looked like the freshest player on most nights carrying a six‐game point streak (5G, 6A) through Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The California native helped lead the Winterhawks to a 4‐2‐0 record on the trip at a time when the defending WHL Finalists had only one win through 10 games.
John Albert, C – St. John's (AHL)
With Jason Jaffray on the shelf, fourth‐year pro and assistant captain John Albert is shouldering the leadership load for the St. John’s IceCaps. He’s worn his ‘A’ well, leading by example with five points (1G,4A) in four games last week. He’s centering the IceCaps most effective line between Chase Balisy and Carl Klingberg. Albert had an especially productive night on Oct. 21 versus Binghamton when he compiled three points (1G, 2A) in a high scoring 6‐5 win over the Senators.
Connor Hellebuyck, G– St. John’s (AHL)
Graduating to the pro level was supposed require an adjustment period, but Connor Hellebuyck has been nothing short of remarkable in his first month in St. John’s. The 21‐year‐old has posted an impressive 3‐1‐1 mark in his first five AHL games, including a 2.38 goals against average and .926 save percentage. Hellebuyck most impressive performance thus far was likely his 37‐save shootout win on Oct. 25 versus Bridgeport (2‐1 SOW).
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