Photo: J.C. Lipon will look to impress the Winnipeg front office in 2014-15 as he uses his grit and scoring to work toward an NHL roster spot. (courtesy of Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire)
The Winnipeg Jets have yet to reach the NHL playoffs since re-locating to Winnipeg from Atlanta for the 2011-12 season, but under general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff the club has steadily been building up a group of talented prospects.
Photo: Quinnipiac University defenseman and Arizona Coyotes prospect Connor Clifton will be a part of a younger Bobcats’ squad that is coming off of two consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (courtesy of David Hahn/Icon Sportswire)
This season, the non-Ivy League members of the ECAC feature a combined 12 NHL prospects representing five of the six schools. St. Lawrence is the only non-Ivy League team without a prospect on its roster. Clarkson leads the group with four prospects, followed by Quinnipiac and RPI with three apiece. Read more»
Photo: Nikolaj Ehlers was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft after a 104 point season with the Halifax Mooseheads. (courtesy of Steven Alkok/Icon Sportswire)
The Winnipeg Jets had an exciting third season, playing in the Western Conference for the first time since re-locating from Atlanta. The Jets, however, once again finished just short of a playoff spot. Paul Maurice, who took over as the Jets’ coach in January, seemed to have the team playing better at the end of the year and with a full offseason and training camp should be able to put his mark on the club.
Photo: Michigan defenseman Brennan Serville, a third-round pick in 2010, has developed into a top shot blocker and key defensive presence in his three-year tenure with the Wolverines (courtesy of Brad Rempel/Icon SM)
Though most of the Jets’ top-end prospects played elsewhere in 2013-14, two names highlight the Jets’ stable of collegiate talent.
The United States Hockey League today announced the weekly award winners for the ninth week of the 2011-12 USHL regular season.
Award winners include forward Taylor Cammarata of the Waterloo Black Hawks, named CCM Offensive Player of the Week; defensemen Ralfs Freibergs of the Lincoln Stars and Andrew Welinski of the Green Bay Gamblers, selected as co-recipients of CCM Defensive Player of the Week; and Jason Kasdorf of the Des Moines Buccaneers who earned honors as the Reebok USHL Goaltender of the Week.
Cammarata scored six points (3g, 3a) over three games for the Black Hawks. He tallied three points (2g, 1a) and a plus-two rating in the 8-4 win against Team USA on Tuesday. The rookie USHL forward then added two points (1g, 1a) in the 8-4 win over Cedar Rapids on Thanksgiving. Cammarata closed the week by extending his point streak to six games with an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Cedar Rapids. The 16-year-old from Plymouth, Minnesota is currently third overall in USHL scoring with 22 points (11g, 11a) in 17 games this season.