St. John's IceCaps (AHL)
Record: 25-11-5; 56 pts; first in Atlantic Division.
Defenceman Paul Postma: Third among AHL defencemen with 29 points (7G, 22A) in 34 games. Headed to the AHL All-Star Game. The concern? He is a -8.
RW Spencer Machacek: The 23-year-old leads the IceCaps in scoring with 10 goals and 20 assists. A third-round Thrashers pick in '07.
D Zach Redmond: Also headed to the all-star game; team-best +10 and has chipped in with 17 points.
THE 2011 DRAFT PICKS
(Heading into Friday games)
C Mark Scheifele, Barrie Colts -- So much is expected of the Jets' first-round draft pick and, as a result, his game is under the microscope. Didn't dominate as some had hoped at the World Juniors -- he did have six points (3G, 3A) in six games -- and has 42 points (17G, 25A) in 27 games with the Colts. Some are already whispering he'd be best served with another year in the OHL in 2012-13.
LW Adam Lowry, Swift Current Broncos -- Had 37 points in 36 games with the Broncos but is now out with a shoulder injury.
D Brennan Serville, University of Michigan -- A freshman who has played in 24 games for the 15-9-4 Wolverines, with seven assists and a +8 rating.
D Zach Yuen, Tri-City Americans -- Having an excellent season: leads the WHL in plus/minus at +37 and has chipped in with six goals and 17 assists.
RW Austen Brassard, Belleville Bulls -- Has 23 goals and 17 assists for the Bulls; leads the team in goals and is second in points.
G Jason Kasdorf, Des Moines (USHL) -- Sports a 10-10-2 record including three shutouts, a 3.19 GAA and a .903 save percentage with a mediocre Des Moines team that has 13 wins this season. Committed to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for next season.
D Aaron Harstad, Colorado College -- Has appeared in 19 games with the Tigers this season, his first, and has three assists.
FOUR WORTH TRACKING
C Ivan Telegin, Barrie Colts -- The 2010 fourth-round draft pick played for Russia at the WJC and has 13 goals and 29 points in 25 OHL games.
G Fredrik Petterson-Wentzel -- Considered the best goaltender prospect in the Jets' system, Petterson-Wentzel is the No. 2 netminder for Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League and has appeared in 11 games this year with a 2.62 GAA and .900 save percentage).
D Will O'Neill, University of Maine -- This seventh-round pick from 2006 is a Black Bears' co-captain and has 18 points in 22 games.
D Cody Sol, Kitchener Rangers -- Something about this big dude's (6-6, 242) upside is intriguing. He has 21 points for the Rangers, is a +32 and has 131 penalty minutes.
HOCKEY'SFUTURE.COM JETS TOP PROSPECTS
(As of Nov. 22, 2011)
1. Mark Scheifele, C, Barrie 2. Carl Klingberg, LW, St. John's
3. Patrice Cormier, C, St. John's
4. Paul Postma, D, St. John's
5. Jason Gregoire, LW, St. John's
6. Ivan Telegin, C, Barrie
7. Eric O'Dell, C, St. John's
8. Spencer Machacek, RW, St. John's
9. Arturs Kulda, D, St. John's
10. Zach Redmond, D, St. John's
11. Vinny Saponari, RW, Northeastern University
12. Julian Melchiori, D, Kitchener
13. Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel, G, Farjestad
14. Daultan Leveille, C, Michigan State
-- Compiled by Ed Tait