Free Press hockey writer Ed Tait takes a brief look at the latest additions to the Winnipeg Jets stable of prospects:
ROUND 1, 17th overall
Team: Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Born: Dec. 9, 1996 in Clinton Township, Mich.
Central Scouting ranking: 13
2014-15 numbers: GP 53; G: 32; A: 42; Pts: 74
FYI: Led the USHL in scoring and was named the league's Player of the Year and Forward of the Year... Set a Youngstown record with 80 points, breaking his own mark of 74 from the year before... Won gold for the USA at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship... Committed to the University of Michigan next fall.
ROUND 1, 25th overall
Team: USA U-18 (USHL)
Born: Jan. 29, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio
Central scouting ranking: 39
2014-15 numbers: GP: 57; G: 21; A: 46; Pts: 67
FYI: Will join the University of Miami-Ohio next fall... Led the US U-18 team with eight power-play goals... Worked on a line with Auston Matthews and Matthew Tkachuk, expected to be first-rounders next year... Grew up idolizing former Columbus captain Rick Nash and had season tickets to the Blue Jackets.
ROUND 2, 47th overall
Team: Prince George (WHL)
Born: May 23, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio
Central scouting ranking: 15
2014-15 numbers: GP: 70; G: 20; A: 59: Pts: 79.
FYI: Son of former NHLer Todd Harkins, now the GM of the Cougars. His uncle Brett also played in the NHL... Set a Prince George record with 59 assists this winter and won the Dan Hamhuis Award as the club's MVP... Began playing hockey in Germany, before the family relocated to Vancouver... Represented Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament, scoring six points in five games... Harkins older brother, Nicklas, has a rare genetic disorder caused by the lack of an enzyme critical for development of the joints.
ROUND 3, 78th overall
Team: Cedar Rapids Roughriders (USHL)
Born: June 30, 1997 in Norwood, Mass.
Central scouting ranking: 51
2014-15 numbers: GP: 55; G: 27; A: 27: Pts: 54.
FYI: Attending Providence College in the fall... Lots of skill and grit. Said Red Line Report scout and New England Hockey Journal writer Kirk Luedeke, of Foley in a Boston Herald story this week: "He's your prototypical power forward; he plays a very heavy game below the circles and he's extremely strong. Being an Army guy, Foley's the kind of kid I'd go to war with in a heartbeat. I'd want him in the foxhole next to me. If he wasn't playing hockey, he'd probably be leading a Navy SEAL team."
ROUND 4, 108th overall
Team: Pardubice (Czech Republic)
Born: April 9, 1997 in Marianske Lazne, CZ
Central scouting ranking: 5th among European skaters
2014-15 numbers: GP: 40; G: 5; A: 7: Pts: 12.
FYI: Played most of his season with Pardubice in the Czech Republic's top league, but also had seven points in five games with Pardubice's junior squad... Suited up for the Czech Republic at the World Juniors, picking up an assist in five games... Said he models his style of play after David Krejci of the Bruins and former Avalanche Milan Hedjuk.
ROUND 5 None (traded to Carolina as part of Jiri Tlusty trade)
ROUND 6, 168th overall
Team: Tri-City Storm (USHL)
Born: Jan.15, 1996 in Green Bay, Wisc.
Central scouting ranking: NR
2014-15 numbers: GP: 54; G: 12; A: 28: Pts: 40.
FYI: Committed to Michigan State for the fall... Listed the Chicago Blackhawks as his favourite team and Anze Kopitar of the L.A. Kings his favourite player.
ROUND 7, 198th overall
Team: JYP-2 (Finland)
Born: Oct. 10 1996 in Haapavesi, Finland
Central scouting ranking (European skaters): 56
2014-15 numbers: GP: 39; G: 3; A: 22: Pts: 25.
FYI: Played for JYP-2 and 12 games for the big club JYP in the Finnish league... Favourite team was St. Louis Blues and his favourite player is Alex Pietrangelo... Has represented Finland in five international tournaments, including last year's world juniors.
ROUND 7, 203rd overall (from Washington)
Team: Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
Born: March 30, 1997 in St. Albert, Alta.
Central scouting ranking: 127
2014-15 numbers: GP: 72; G: 16; A: 15: Pts: 31.
FYI: His cousin is Fernando Pisani, who played in 462 games with Edmonton and Chicago... Said Rick Jackson of Central Scouting in an Edmonton Journal article last week: "Second-line player, lots of penalty-killing situations, strong on faceoffs. He needs to improve his leg strength. He's got a lean frame, long stride, gives a second effort to keeps plays alive."