Two defenseman, one forward and a goalie. That’s how the Winnipeg Jets picked on day 2 of the NHL Draft.
Luke Green (79th), Jacob Cederholm (97th), Jordan Stallard (127th) and Mikhail Berdin (157th) all heard their names called on draft day, following a day 1 that saw Winnipeg select Finnish forward Patrik Laine 2nd overall. The Jets swapped their 7th round pick to Montreal, in exchange for the Canadians 7th rounder in 2017.
Green, the first new Jet on Saturday, is a defenseman from the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. This past season he had 10 goals and 35 points.
Cederholm, also a defenseman, comes from Sweden. He played in the Swedish Hockey League for HV71 Jonkoping and was the captain for Sweden at the Under-18 World Championship.
With their next pick the Jets stayed within Manitoba, taking Brandon native Jordan Stallard. The former Winkler Flyers forward spent last season with the Calgary in the WHL. Stallard had 21 goals and 49 points in 68 games last season.
In the sixth round the Jets used their final pick on Berdin, a goaltender from Russia. He represented his country in the latest Under-18 World Championship.