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 enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in 2013-14. As a freshman, Soleway tallied one goal and seven assists in 35 games.
At 6'3” and 220 pounds, Soleway 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 will return to the University of Wisconsin for his sophomore year where he will try to work his way up the depth chart in one of the strongest programs in NCAA hockey. The tighter refereeing of the college game should benefit the big-bodied winger, forcing him to refine the finesse aspects of his game in order to compete. This will have the effect of rounding out his game.