Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades: Winnipeg Jets

Grant Campbell


For the last 19 years (12 with The Hockey News) Dobber has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

The 20th annual review will appear here on DobberHockey throughout the summer/fall. This is not a review of the likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey both for the season ahead as well as the foreseeable future. Offensively, will the team perform? Are there plenty of depth options worthy of owning in keeper leagues? What about over the next two or three years? These questions are what we take into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.

Here’s the last of ’em. Enjoy!

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Gone – Luke Johnson, Zach Sanford, Eric Comrie, Austin Poganski, Adam Brooks, Evgeny Svechnikov

The only player that the Jets might miss is Eric Comrie as they have replaced him with David Rittich as the backup. Rittich will need to bounce back to give the Jets average goaltending.

Incoming – Kyle Capobianco, Kevin Stenlund, David Rittich

Capobianco is an intriguing addition by the Jets because of the offense he has put up in the AHL, which is 112 points in 155 games. He has struggled at the NHL level with and without the puck as he has 10 points in 59 games. He was signed for depth and will more than likely be used as an extra unless the Jets run into injuries or an infusion of offense.

Stenlund could win a role on the fourth line this year. In his four years with Columbus, he played 71 games with 11 goals and nine assists. For a player with his size at 6-4 and 210 lb, he doesn't play a physical game.

Impact of Changes – From a fantasy standpoint, there has been pretty much no impact on the roster so far this off-season. If anything, the team has gone a little backwards, albeit slightly.

Ready for Full Time – Winnipeg will more than likely give some opportunities to some younger players this year as they haven't added externally to this point.

Players that could see increased roles are Morgan Barron, David Gustafsson, Cole Perfetti, Kristian Reichel, Ville Heinola and Dylan Samberg. Tw