As they prepare for this upcoming season, the Winnipeg Jets are making strategic adjustments in their roster as they seek an advantage against rival teams. Recently, two promising forwards, Chaz Lucius and Wyatt Bongiovanni were assigned to AHL Manitoba Moose before sending Colby Barlow back to Owen Sound Attack of OHL for further development.
Lucius and Bongiovanni to AHL, Barlow Heads Back to OHL
Chaz Lucius, at 20 years old, possesses immense promise as a player. Last season saw Lucius make the leap between AHL team Moose and WHL Portland Winterhawks where he demonstrated impressive skills; scoring two goals and five points across 12 AHL games while in six WHL Portland Winterhawk appearances, Lucius scored five goals and 15 total points – an extraordinary performance! Additionally, he contributed significantly towards Team USA winning bronze at 2023 World Juniors by scoring five goals while providing two assists over seven games; an incredible feat given all pressure-induced pressure conditions!
Colby Barlow: Overcoming Challenges on His Path to the Winnipeg Jets
Colby Barlow was selected 18th overall in June’s NHL draft by the Winnipeg Jets but struggled in training camp due to illness. Nonetheless, during the 2022-23 season with Owen Sound he amassed 46 goals and 79 points from 59 games was enough for a three-year entry-level contract with Winnipeg that was signed on September 21.
Winnipeg Jets roster moves demonstrate their dedication to nurturing young talent and placing players in an optimal environment to develop their abilities. Fans eagerly anticipate Lucius, Bongiovanni and Barlow’s progress while looking forward to their contributions towards team success in future seasons.