The rookies will gather in Penticton on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17.

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The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team’s lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

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The rookies will gather in Penticton, B.C., on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17. The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team’s lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs.

The rookies will gather in Penticton on Sept. 11 and the main camp opens Sept. 17.

The Winnipeg Jets are gearing up for their return to the NHL and opening night vs. the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 9 at the MTS Centre. During the next few weeks, we will provide you with an up-close look at some of the players who are expected to be in the team's starting lineup when it hits the ice against the legendary Habs. We continue our series today with Zach Bogosian.

4 ZACH BOGOSIA, DEFENCEMAN

NUMBER: 4

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 215

SHOOTS: Right

BORN: July 15, 1990 (Age 21)

BIRTHPLACE: Massena, N.Y.

DRAFTED: Atlanta/2008 NHL entry draft

ROUND: 1st (3rd overall)

◗ Coming off a so-so season in which he had 17 points in 71 games but was a minus-27.

◗ Led all NHL rookie defencemen with nine goals in 2008-09

◗ Set a Thrashers' franchise record with 196 hits in 2009-10

◗ Made his international debut with the United States at the 2009 IIHF World Championships

in Switzerland, recording one assist in nine games

◗ His older brother, Aaron, played college hockey for St. Lawrence University and suited up for 10 games last year

with the AHL's Springfield Falcons after his college career was completed

◗ Bogosian's father Ike played college football at Syracuse and his uncle Steve played football at Army

◗ Coached by hall of famer Ray Bourque while at Cushing Academy, a prep school in Massachusetts

◗ Enjoys hunting and fishing during his spare time

TRANSACTIONS: The two players drafted ahead of him in 2008 were Steven Stamkos (Tampa) and Drew Doughty (Los Angeles).

SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%

2010-11 THRASHERS 71 5 12 17 -27 29 0 0 1 155 3.2

NHL TOTALS 199 24 35 59 -34 137 5 2 2 400 6.0