The Winnipeg Jets have signed 2015 1st round draft pick Jack Roslovic to a three-year, entry-level contract, according to Roslovic himself, even though the team has not yet announced the move.
The 6-foot-1, 19-year-old forward spent last season playing for the University of Miami-Ohio, near his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. There, he posted 10 goals and 26 points in 36 games as a freshman coming out of the U.S. National Team Development Program. He was also a leader on Team USA at the U18 World Junior Championship in 2015, where he potted six goals and 11 points in seven games.
Signing this deal means that Roslovic is now eligible to play in the Jets’ rookie tournament in Penticton. He will be eligible to spend next season in the NHL, AHL or OHL with the London Knights, who currently hold his CHL rights. The latter of those three options is the most likely landing spot for him.
He’s yet another top tier forward prospect in the Jets system. It’s an impressive train they have going that includes Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers, Kyle Connor and Marko Dano, among others.
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