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Winnipeg Jets Prospect Thread 2012-13
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09-21-2012, 09:26 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
The WHL website has a season preview broken down by team. I've clipped the comments about our prospects and have included them below with the appropriate links to the full content. They are fairly generic in nature but are worth a glance nonetheless...
Up Front: Itís a big year for the Blades, who host the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament. Though they lost a few veterans from last season, they still return a number of quality forwards who can put the puck in the net, including their top three scorers. Veterans Matej Stransky, Josh Nicholls and Lukas Sutter all topped at least the 28-goal, 59-point plateau last season and will be expected to match or better those numbers this season. Sutter, a second-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2012, also brings a feisty, physical element to the table.
Player to Watch: Lukas Sutter
The son of former NHLer and Lethbridge Bronco Rich Sutter, Lukas was the Bladesí second of two second-round picks in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft. An energetic, hard-working, physical forward in the Sutter mold, Lukas makes life extremely difficult on the opposition with his willingness to hit, grind and stand up for his teammates. Yet, Sutter is coming off a 2011-12 campaign where he potted 28 goals, showing he can also bring plenty of offense to the table. Drafted in the second round, 39th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL Draft, expect Sutter to be a key cog in the Bladesí plans as they embark on their Memorial Cup run.
Swift Current Broncos
Adam Lowry is back and ready to go for the Broncos after missing the last half of last season with an injury. Having Lowry back not only adds a point-per-game player, but a big, physical presence as well.
On The Blue Line
Zach Yuen heads up a group of six rearguards eligible to return from last year. Yuen, a prospect of the Winnipeg Jets, led the Amsí defence corps in scoring with 12 goals and 38 points last season, and is expected to equal or better those numbers this season.
Ryan Olsen, who came over from Saskatoon in the McColgan trade, will be expected to improve on his 15 goals and 32 points last year.
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