2015 NHL Entry Draft: Winnipeg Jets Rounds 2 – 4

Winnipeg Jets Day 2 Draft Recap: Rounds 2 – 4 –

The Winnipeg Jets selected six more players on day two of the 2015 NHL Draft. Including the two players selected in the first round it brings their total number of players drafted this year to eight.

On day two the Jets selected Jansen Harkins (47th), Erik Foley (78th), Michael Spacek (108th), Mason Appleton (168th), Sami Niku (198th) and Matteo Gennaro (203rd).

Let’s take a look at the next three players selected by the Winnipeg Jets.

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Jansen Harkins

Selected – 2nd round   Overall – 47

League: WHL   Team: Prince George

Position: C   Shoots: Left

DOB: May 23, 1997   Born: North Vancouver, BC

Height: 6’1   Weight:  185

2014-15 WHL Stats: Regular season

Games: 70  G: 20  A: 59   Pts: 79  

PIM: 45  Plus/Minus: +7

2014-15 WHL Stats: Playoffs

Games: 5  G: 0  A: 4  Pts: 4  PIM: 2  Plus/Minus: -2

You can read WHT’s original prospect report here >>> Jansen Harkins.

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I was a little leery  of Jansen Harkins being selected in the first round by the Winnipeg Jets at #25 but love this pick at #47.

Erik Foley

Selected – 3rd round   Overall – 78

League: USHL   Team: Cedar Rapids

Position: LW   Shoots: Left

DOB: June 7, 1997   Born: Mansfield, MA

Height: 6′   Weight: 185

2014-15 USHL Stats: Regular season

Games: 55  G: 27  A: 27   Pts: 57  PIM: 80  Plus/Minus: +12

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I don’t know if I like drafting an agitator, project player, in the 3rd round. Enough with the USHL already Chevy.  The upside of this pick is there is plenty of development time as Foley will be going to play in the NCAA at Providence College, so the Jets have four years to see him develop without having to sign him and burn one of the fifty allotted contracts.  In that sense this is a smart move but it doesn’t mean I have to like it. 

Michael Spacek

Selected – 4th round   Overall – 108

League: Czech Extreliga   Team: HC Pardubice

Position: RW   Shoots: Right

DOB: April 9, 1997   Born: Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic

Height: 5’11   Weight: 187

2014-15 Czech Stats: Regular season

Games: 40  G: 5  A: 7   Pts: 12  PIM: 12  Plus/Minus: -11

 

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I like this pick.  Spacek has played internationally many times for the Czech Republic at the U17, U18, and U20 WJC and has a whole season of playing in the Czech Extraliga against men.  He was ranked as the #5 European Skater by Central Scouting and was on other draft boards as high as a 2nd or 3rd round pick.  

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