And the Winnipeg Team Name Is...
Friday, 06.24.2011 / 7:08 PM
Winnipeg came up to the draft podium with the No. 7 overall pick and unveiled both their selection and their new team name ... the Jets are back in the NHL! (Drawing a huge roar from the vocal group of fans who made the trip from Manitoba to Minnesota).
The run on forwards has continued at the start of the draft. So far six of the first seven picks have been forwards.
Ryan Strome (Central Scouting's No. 8 North American skater), Mika Zibanejad (No. 2 European skater), and Mark Scheifele (No. 16 North American skater) went fifth through seventh.