The Winnipeg Jets rookies will hit the ice for the first time Saturday, September 10th at MTS Ice Plex. 22 players have been invited to rookie camp, including 2011 - 1st round draft pick, Mark Scheifele of the Barrie Colts and Adam Lowry, Zach Yuen, and Austen Brassard, who were also part of the Jets inaugural draft class this past June.
Jason Gregoire of Winnipeg and Brandon's Shayne Wiebe will also be part of the Jets roster for the upcoming young stars tournament set for September 11th through 15th in Penticton, B.C.. The event features the top prospects from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and San Jose.
Jets gm Kevin Cheveldayoff says this event will be a "one time" unique situation for his team.
The Jet's rookies will play their first game vs their Sharks counterparts Monday, Sept 12th at 9:30pm Winnipeg time and CJOB's Kelly Moore will be in Penticton to provide complete coverage of the tournament.