Skip to content

McKenzie: Scheifele, Trouba to compete for Jets roster spots

Sep 6, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba are the Winnipeg Jets’ prospects with the best chance at competing for spots on the big club this year.

That’s according to TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie, who is Penticton, B.C., for the Canucks Young Stars Classic, which the Jets’ prospects are competing in.

The Jets played their first game of the five-team tournament on Friday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Neither Scheifele, the 20-year-old center, or Trouba, the 19-year-old defenseman, registered a point in the 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks prospects.

Scheifele, who has 11 games of NHL experience with the Jets after being selected seventh overall in 2011, had a team-high six shots on goal.

Trouba, Winnipeg’s ninth overall selection the following year, was a minus-one.

Scheifele is the veteran of the Jets group in Penticton, having spent time in Winnipeg in each of the last two seasons.

That first year I felt a little awestruck… not knowing what to expect, not knowing how to adapt to playing against guys like (Dustin) Byfuglien and (Zach) Bogosian and huge guys like that,” Scheifele told the Winnipeg Free Press.

“Now that I’ve went through it two years and seen what it takes to handle playing against big guys like that, I definitely think my mental side has gone a big way since my first year.”

Latest Posts
  1. B’s send four to AHL, including Spooner and Florek

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:01 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Winnipeg Jets Getty Images

    Didn’t take advantage of their opportunities.

  2. NHL refutes report, says no meeting planned with IOC on Olympic participation

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Sweden men's ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom skates during a team practice at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Reuters

    “We have not been in contact with the IOC and they have not been in touch with us.”

  3. Jackets lose Jenner (hand surgery) for five weeks

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

    Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout.
(October 4, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

    Meaning all of Columbus’ No. 1 line — Jenner, Ryan Johansen and Nathan Horton — is now out of action.

  4. Wild lose Fontaine to lower-body injury

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:47 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild - Game Six Getty Images

    He won’t be ready for the season opener.

  5. Blues waive Mueller and Prosser

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

    Mathias Seger, Peter Mueller AP

    Both have one-year, two-way contracts.

  6. Flyers send prospects Laughton, Gostisbehere to AHL

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

    ScottLaughton Getty Images

    And Zack Stortini has been placed on waivers.

  7. Julien thinks diving crackdown is ‘step in the right direction’

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

    Claude Julien Getty Images

    “You can tell a guy ‘don’t dive’, but even on our team we’ve seen a few of them.”

  8. Flames make camp cuts, release Brookbank from PTO

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks

    Another veteran d-man, Nolan Yonkman, was also released.

  9. Holland doesn’t see Babcock deal by start of season

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Mike Babcock AP

    “But we’ve talked and we’ll continue to talk about it.”

  10. Risk Factors: Pittsburgh Penguins edition

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby Getty Images

    A rookie head coach, some significant roster turnover and the annual questions in goal.

  11. Reinhart admits frustration; time running out to make Sabres?

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

    Sam Reinhart AP

    The second overall pick in the 2014 draft has gone pointless in three preseason games.

  12. Boedker, Coyotes to shelve contract talks if no deal by opening night

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

    Mikkel Boedker Getty Images

    Pending RFA forward’s deal is up at the end of the season.

  13. Risk Factors: Dallas Stars edition

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    Alex Goligoski is the team’s No. 1 d-man. And that’s a concern.

  14. Predators, Taylor Beck agree to one-year contract

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:03 AM EDT

    Taylor Beck Getty Images

    He was a restricted free agent, but was still taking part in training camp.

  15. Risk Factors: Buffalo Sabres edition

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Buffalo Sabres Getty Images

    No, this post doesn’t just include the word “everything.”

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (2502)
  2. E. Malkin (2315)
  3. R. Johansen (2262)
  4. J. Drouin (1986)
  5. P. Datsyuk (1951)
  1. F. Forsberg (1929)
  2. C. Giroux (1926)
  3. G. Nyquist (1877)
  4. J. Harding (1793)
  5. D. Stepan (1755)