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  • Winnipeg Jets nab Kyle Connor of USHL's Youngstown Phantoms No. 17 overall

    Neate Sager at Buzzing The Net4 days ago

    In a first round that has been all about speed, the Winnipeg Jets snapped up explosive Kyle Connor of the Youngstown Phantoms with their No. 17 overall choice.

    Connor, who is committed to the Michigan Wolverines program where Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba played before going pro, turned heads during his draft season in the United States Hockey League with his ability to control the puck and change the tempo of games with his speed and skill. Not unlike Jets centre Mark Scheifele, who had a similar lanky body type during his Barrie Colts days, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Connor was a riser throughout his draft season. 

    The Shelby Township, Mich., native scored 34 goals and 80 points across 56 games for the Phantoms, which he helped reel off 23 wins in 25 games during one span of the USHL season. Throughout the season, Connor evinced excellent ability to create scoring chances on a regular basis for his Phantoms teammates, as well as himself.

    The Jets stayed south of the border for the No. 25 overall pick, taking two-way centre Jack Roslovic from the U.S. under-18 team, Trouba's other alma mater.

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