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Winnipeg Jets select Nikolaj Ehlers ninth overall in the 2014 NHL Draft

Nikolaj Ehlers, 2014 NHL Draft

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 7:39 PM CT / News Articles
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Winnipeg Jets select Nikolaj Ehlers ninth overall in the 2014 NHL Draft
General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff announced today that with their first selection in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, the Winnipeg Jets are proud to select Nikolaj Ehlers.
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General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff announced today that with their first selection in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, the Winnipeg Jets are proud to select Nikolaj Ehlers.

Ehlers, 18, played 63 games with the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL last season. In that time, the Aalborg, Denmark native recorded 104 points (49G, 55A) and 51 penalty minutes. He also appeared in 16 post-season games with the club for 28 points (16G, 11A) and 18 penalty minutes. His impressive 2013-14 season saw him earn a multitude of QMJHL awards including: Rookie of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year and Best Professional Prospect along with All-Rookie Team and Second Team All-Star selections. He led all rookies in goals, assists and points and led the entire league with a plus-65 rating. Ehlers was also named BMO CHL Rookie of the Year Award which is presented annually to a Canadian Hockey League player who demonstrates outstanding achievement, sportsmanship and dedication to sport.

Internationally, Ehlers was part of Denmark's gold medal-winning teams at the 2014 Under-20 World Junior Championship (Division 1, Group A) and the 2013 Under-18 World Junior Championship (Division 1, Group A) where he led all players with eight assists and 11 points in five games.

Nikolaj Ehlers
Right Wing
Born Feb. 14 1996 -- Aalborg, Denmark
Height 5.11 -- Weight 163 -- Shoots L

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 75 24 35 11 59
B. Wheeler 73 24 34 24 58
B. Little 65 24 27 10 51
M. Scheifele 75 14 32 10 46
D. Byfuglien 66 16 27 7 43
M. Frolik 75 17 23 4 40
D. Stafford 69 16 24 -14 40
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
J. Tlusty 65 14 15 -18 29
T. Myers 65 7 18 -9 25
 
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O. Pavelec 19 14 7 .919 2.35
M. Hutchinson 20 10 5 .913 2.43
 
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