Jedd Soleway
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Jedd Soleway


Vancouver British Columbia

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7th round (193rd overall), 2013


208 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C


2010-11: Jedd Soleway played for he Okanagan Rockets midget major team in British Columbia. He scored 16 goals with 17 assists and had 97 penalty minutes in 40 games.

2011-12: Soleway joined the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers and skated in 58 games in his first season. He scored 13 goals with 12 assists and 50 penalty minutes. Vernon missed the BCHL playoffs – finishing fifth in the Interior Division.

2012-13: Soleway began the season with Vernon before a mid-season trade to Penticton in December. Skating for the two Interior Division rivals, he scored 5 goals with 12 assists and 29 penalty minutes in 26 games for last-place Vernon and scored 14 goals with 15 assists and 33 penalty minutes in 22 games for first-place Penticton. The 2012 Royal Bank Cup champs, the Vees advanced to the BCHL finals before falling to Surrey. Soleway scored 5 goals with 6 assists and 6 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games. He committed to playing college hockey at Wisconsin in 2014-15 in December and was selected by Tri-City in the 16th round (227th overall) of the 2013 USHL Entry Draft. Ranked 131st amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, Soleway was selected by Phoenix in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Soleway skated in 35 games for the University of Wisconsin as a freshman. He scored 1 goal with 7 assists and was -1 with 28 penalty minutes. The Badgers earned an NCAA Tournament berth, defeating Ohio State, 5-4 in overtime, in the championship game of the inaugural Big 10 tournament after finishing second in the regular season. Wisconsin lost 5-2 to North Dakota in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals. 

2014-15: Soleway was one of eight players to skate in all 35 games for Wisconsin in what was a challenging season in Madison. He scored 7 goals with 2 assists as a sophomore and was -21 while leading the Badgers with 48 penalty minutes. After losing 11 players to either graduation or early departures, Wisconsin won just four games all season and was eliminated by Michigan, 5-1, in the Big Ten quarterfinals; the worst season since the program returned to the varsity level in 1963. 

Talent Analysis

Soleway, at 6'3" and 220 pounds, already has the body of an NHL player. He is a gritty power forward who likes to plant himself in front of the net and make goalies lives a nightmare. He can be hard to move off the puck, and even hard to move out from in front of the net. A hard-working forward who fits the profile of power forward to a tee.


Soleway is one of the players who will be counted on as Wisconsin looks to rebuild from last year's last-place finish. Entering his junior year in 2015-16, Soleway was the Badgers' second-leading goal scorer with just seven goals a year ago (only Grant Besse (11) had more). Soleway used his size to drive the net, but had just two assists last season and needs to become a better-rounded player before his offensive game can shine. His long-term pro future remains unclear at this point and the next two seasons will determine the likelihood of him earning an entry-level deal with the Coyotes.

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