This week, Russ Miller heads West and looks at a couple of high-flying Jets
This week I want to discuss two Winnipeg Jets. One is just starting to show his potential and another who always seems to produce despite all the negative press surrounding him.
By today’s standards, Mark Scheifele has been brought along slowly by the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted by the team seventh overall in 2011. I remember watching that draft and the talking heads were a little surprised that the Jets made that selection at number seven. The three players that were taken immediately following Scheifele were Sean Couturier, Dougie Hamilton and Jonas Brodin.
In his first two years of major junior hockey, Scheifele scored 45 goals and 138 points in 113 games. He then had six points in as many games at his first World Junior Hockey Championship tournament. Scheifele made the Jets out of training camp in the 2011-12 season, but never really got on track, recording one point in seven NHL games.
In the 2012-13 season, he pla