Winnipeg Jets Sign Nik Ehlers To ELC

Nikolaj Ehlers signs 3 year ELC –

The Winnipeg Jets and Nikolaj Ehlers have agreed on a three-year entry level contract with an annual average value of $1.625 million.

League:  QMJHL     Team:  Halifax Mooseheads  

Position:  LW      Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Feb. 13, 1996     Birthplace:  Aalborg, Denmark 

Height:  5’11     Weight:  163

2013-14  Regular:  Games: 63   G: 49   A:  55  Pts: 104  PIM: 51   +/- +65

2013-14  Playoffs:  Games: 16   G: 11   A:  17  Pts: 28   PIM: 18     +/- n/a 

Nikolaj Ehlers, the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, played 63 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL last season.  The Aalborg, Denmark native put up 104 points (49G, 55A) and 51 penalty minutes.  He also appeared in 16 post-season games with the club compiling 28 points (11G, 17A) and 18 penalty minutes.

Nikolaj Ehlers

Winnipeg Jets 2014 1st round draft selection Nikolaj Ehlers

Nikolaj Ehlers Achievements:

– Drafted in the 1st round, 6th overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft

– 2013-14 QMJHL Rookie of the Year

– 2013-14 Offensive Rookie of the Year

– 2013-14 Best Professional Prospect

– 2013-14 QMJHL All-Rookie Team

– 2013-14 QMJHL Second Team All-Star

– Led all rookies in goals, assists and points

– Led the entire QMJHL with a plus 65 rating

– 2013-14 BMO CHL Rookie of the Year Award 

– Represented Denmark (Gold Medal) at the 2014 U20 WJC (Division 1, Group A)

– Represented Denmark (Gold Medal) at the 2013 U18 WJC (Division 1, Group A)

– Led all players with 11 points at the 2013 U18 WJC

 Drafted in the 4th round, 127th overall by Avangard Omsk in the 2013 KHL Draft.

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