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Development Camp: Day 1

The 2012 Winnipeg Jets Development Camp opened Monday July, 9th.

Monday, 09.07.2012 / 10:45 AM / Jets Journal
By Kristi Hennessy  - Coordinator, Web Content
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Development Camp: Day 1
The 2012 Development Camp opened Monday July, 9th.

The first official Jets' Development Camp opened bright and early Monday July 9th, at the MTS Centre. 38 players have been arriving in Winnipeg over the last couple of days to take part in this mid-summer camp.

"There are three components to it," said Coordinator of Player Development, Jimmy Roy. "For us to learn a little bit about them, for them to learn a little bit about us and an opportunity to teach them some things that we think are important in the game, outside of the game- the off-ice component. It's also about getting them to a camp, getting them to Winnipeg, getting them comfortable around the Winnipeg Jets and getting to know the organization."

The development camp roster consists of 10 St. John's IceCaps players, 8 from NCAA, 6 WHL, 7 OHL, and 1 ECHL player. 27 of the players are draft choices and two of those are first rounders (Scheifele and Trouba)

Day one kicked off with physicals and a handful of tests similar to what the prospects endure at the NHL Combine to see where they are at physically.

Next on the agenda the players had a 45 minute session on Media Training to learn a little bit about how to handle the media on a daily basis as a professional hockey player.

The first on-ice session began just after 2:00pm at the MTS IcePlex. The turnout of Jets fans was incredible. North of 500 fans filled the stands at the MTS IcePlex to get their sneak peek of what the future holds for the Winnipeg Jets.

The media zoomed in quickly on the first round draft picks from 2011 and 2012, familiar face Mark Scheifele, and new face, Jacob Trouba.

Scheifele was drafted 7th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft. He is coming off of a whirlwind season playing seven games with the Winnipeg Jets to start the season, followed by 60 games for the Barrie Colts (OHL) including 13 playoff games followed by 10 games on the Rock with The St.John's IceCaps in their AHL Championship run. This year being his second time around, he said he's feeling much more comfortable and confident. He has gained 15 pounds since he was last in Winnipeg, which was last fall.

"There's been a lot of ups and downs but I think I definitely worked on my all-around game, being a good offensive player but also being a good defensive player" said Scheifele of his busy season. "In Barrie I got a good opportunity to play on the penalty kill and on the power play and taking key face-offs. I definitely learned how to be a key player on the team."

Ivan Telegin, Scheifele's teammate on the Barrie Colts unfortunately will not be skating this week due to a hand injury. The 20-year old from Novokuznetsk, Russia, is coming off of a 64 point season (35g, 29a) with a plus-19 in 46 games. Both he and Scheifele donned their countries jerseys at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Alberta this past winter.

Trouba, the Jets' first round pick, (9th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft is going through the same emotions as Scheifele had just one year ago. He spoke to media with confidence this afternoon about just taking it all in and having fun, after being selected by the Jets only a couple weeks ago. The Rochester, Mich. native has been playing for the US National Development Program and is set to begin the next chapter with the University of Michigan playing for the Michigan Wolverines next season.

"It was fun, a little nerve wracking at the beginning," blushed Trouba after his first practice in a Jets uniform."I think I got the hang of it and just went out there and played, it was fun. It was cool to come out here and see the amount of people who come out to support their team."

His focus is on learning from the camp and taking away as much as possible as he moves closer to next season.

"I just want to have fun, see the city, see the rink and be around these guys and try to learn something, that's why I'm here. Just to get better as a player and get used to the Jets organization."

Monday was just the beginning..there are four more days to see what these young prospects can do and show to the management and fans the future of the Winnipeg Jets. Check back tomorrow as we provide updates, interviews and stories from the 2012 Development Camp.




1 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 62 37 20 5 183 146 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46


B. Little 63 24 26 9 50
A. Ladd 63 20 30 12 50
B. Wheeler 61 16 28 12 44
D. Byfuglien 63 15 26 6 41
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 63 10 25 4 35
M. Frolik 63 13 19 3 32
D. Stafford 57 10 17 -18 27
J. Tlusty 53 13 10 -17 23
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
M. Hutchinson 18 7 5 .920 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
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