NHL 19: Winnipeg Jets Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the Winnipeg Jets to glory with this roster?


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Since relocating from Atlanta in 2011, the Winnipeg Jets have been seen as little more than a rebuilding team, but last season, they finally arrived, and in a big way. The Jets breezed past the Minnesota Wild, won a tough seven-game series against the Nashville Predators, but came up short against the tsunami of momentum that was carrying the Vegas Golden Knights. Now, the Jets are poised as one of the best teams in the Western Conference and are fully equipped to be dominant for years to come. 

Patrik Laine, Right Wing, 89 OVR

Age: 20
Role: Sniper
Height: 196cm
Weight: 93kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 95 Wrist Shot Accuracy, Hand-Eye. 94 Deking, Slap Shot Accuracy 

If anyone is going to take Alex Ovechkin’s scoring title in the coming years, it’s most likely going to be Finnish sniper Patrik Laine. Last season, only Laine’s second in the NHL, he scored 44 goals and 70 points to miss out on the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy by five goals. Laine is among a handful of truly elite-level scorers in NHL 19, boasting 94 slap shot accuracy, 93 slap shot power, 95 wrist shot accuracy, 93 wrist shot power, 95 hand-eye, and 93 offensive awareness.

Dustin Byfuglien, Defenseman, 87 OVR

Age: 33
Role: Two-Way Defenseman
Height: 196cm
Weight: 118kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 95 Balance, Strength. 93 Stick Checking, Body Checking, Slap Shot Power 

Dustin Byfuglien is a notoriously strong defenseman who also has an eye for goal. In fact, like Brent Burns for the San Jose Sharks, Byfuglien has been given time as a winger due to his strong offensive skills. Despite only playing 69 games last season, the towering blueliner clocked in 45 points to finish sixth among Jets scorers. While his 95 strength, 93 stick checking, and 93 body checking are Byfuglien’s primary assets in NHL 19, his shooting powers of 93 and 92 can see him rifle in a goal whenever the puck floats to him at the blueline.

Connor Hellebuyck, Goaltender, 87 OVR

Age: 25
Role: Hybrid
Height: 193cm
Weight: 94kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 90 Glove Low, Stick Low. 89 Angles, Five Hole, Glove High, Rebound Control, Recover, Aggressiveness, Agility, Speed, Vision 

One of the major causes behind the Jets’ sudden surge up the standings was Connor Hellebuyck finally being able to enjoy a whole season as the unquestionable starter. In 64 starts and 67 games, the Winnipeg netminder tallied six shutouts, a 2.36 goals against average, and an almighty .924 save percentage. Hellebuyck’s NHL 19 sheet is stuffed with near-90s, and as he’s only 25-years-old, they’re certain to breach the 90-mark if the team fulfills its lofty potential.

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Winnipeg Jets’ first lines start. Even without Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jacob Trouba, or Tyler Myers, this is still a very strong top line. Byfuglien is a great weapon to have in all situations, and while Kyle Connor’s 83 overall may appear low, he has incredibly lofty numbers in all of the right places to couple nicely as the sniper alongside the playmaking skill of Mark Scheifele. 

NHL 19 Winnipeg Jets Roster

Kyle Connor (83) – Mark Scheifele (89) – Blake Wheeler (89)
Ben Chiarot (78) – Dustin Byfuglien (87)
Connor Hellebuyck (87)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Blake Wheeler

89

Right Wing Power Forward

196cm

32

Right

92 Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power. 91 Wrist Shot Power, Strength

Mark Scheifele

89

Playmaker Center

191cm

25

Right

93 Offensive Awareness, Passing. 92 Deking, Puck Control

Nikolaj Ehlers

85

Right Wing Playmaker

183cm

22

Left

93 Deking. 92 Hand-Eye, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Jacob Trouba

84

Two-Way Defenseman

191cm

24

Right

89 Stick Checking, Balance, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength

Kyle Connor

83

Two-Way Left Wing

185cm

21

Left

88 Offensive Awareness. 87 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Accuracy, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Power

Bryan Little

83

Two-Way Center

183cm

30

Right

87 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking, Offensive Awareness, Acceleration, agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Tyler Myers

83

Two-Way Defenseman

203cm

28

Right

91 Balance, Slap Shot Power. 90 Wrist Shot Power, Strength, Stick Checking

Josh Morrissey

83

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

23

Left

90 Slap Shot Power. 89 Wrist Shot Power. 88 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Mathieu Perreault

81

Left Wing Playmaker

178cm

30

Left

88 Speed, Agility, Acceleration

Adam Lowry

80

Two-Way Center

196cm

25

Left

89 Body Checking, Strength. 88 Balance

Andrew Copp

79

Two-Way Center

185cm

24

Left

90 Discipline. 86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Dmitry Kulikov

79

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

27

Left

87 Stick Checking, Endurance, Slap Shot Power

Jack Roslovic

78

Two-Way Center

185cm

21

Right

90 Discipline. 86 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Speed

Brandon Tanev

78

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

26

Left

86 Stick Checking, Balance, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking

Joe Morrow

78

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

25

Left

87 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power. 85 Shot Blocking, Stick Checking, Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Endurance, Speed, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength

Ben Chiarot

78

Defensive Defenseman

191cm

27

Left

91 Body Checking, Strength. 90 Balance, Aggressiveness

Marko Dano

77

Two-Way Right Wing

180cm

23

Left

86 Acceleration, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Nic Petan

76

Right Wing Playmaker

175cm

23

Left

87 Deking, Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Tucker Poolman

74

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

25

Right

86 Balance, Strength. 85 Body Checking, Durability, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Laurent Brossoit

75

Hybrid Goaltender

191cm

25

Left

85 Agility, Speed. 83 Endurance, Recover

Eric Comrie, Goaltender, 80 OVR

Age: 23
Role: Hybrid
Height: 183cm
Weight: 79kg
Shoots: Left
Potential: Starter med

In NHL 19, Eric Comrie has an overall that is five points better than that of backup Laurent Brossoit, resulting in many players making the youngster their number two. Comrie is a worthy backup and will develop while in the backup role. But, if you plan on keeping Hellebuyck, it’s best to cash in on Comrie’s value after a season or two.

Already boasting a team that’s filled with elite young stars, the Winnipeg Jets have even more top-class skaters in the pipeline. Left winger Kristian Vesalainen headlines the current crop with his lofty 75 overall at the age of 19, as well as his Elite med potential. There are also the defensemen Luke Green, Logan Stanley, and Sami Niku who all have the potential to develop into great players in the years to come. 

NHL 19 Winnipeg Jets Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

David Gustafsson

55

Two-Way Center

185cm

18

Left

Top 9 med

Giovanni Vallati

55

Offensive Defenseman

185cm

18

Left

7th D med

Declan Chisholm

55

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

18

Left

7th D med

Leon Gawanke

60

Two-Way Defenseman

185cm

19

Right

AHL Top 2 high

Kristian Vesalainen

75

Two-Way Left Wing

188cm

19

Left

Elite med

Luke Green

60

Two-Way Defenseman

180cm

20

Right

Top 4 med

Jacob Cederholm

60

Two-Way Defenseman

193cm

20

Right

Top 6 med

Skyler McKenzie

62

Playmaker Center

170cm

20

Left

AHL Top 6 med

Logan Stanley

66

Defensive Defenseman

198cm

20

Left

Top 4 med

Simon Bourque

60

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

21

Left

7th D med

Jansen Harkins

67

Two-Way Center

185cm

21

Left

Bottom 6 med

Michael Spacek

69

Playmaker Center

180cm

21

Right

Top 9 med

Sami Niku

74

Two-Way Defenseman

183cm

21

Left

Top 4 med

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