22-Year-Old Center – Winnipeg Jets
Nicolas Petan Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, two-way contract with the Jets in December of 2013.
Petan was announced as the AHL Player of the Week on Monday.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
The 19-year-old Petan turned in his second straight 100-point season at WHL Portland in 2013-14, helping to quiet some of the skeptics that believed his 5-foot-9 frame would inhibit his success as a player. During his four seasons at the junior level, Petanís elite offensive instincts, speed and puck skills have been on frequent display, pointing to real potential once he reaches the NHL. Still, the jump from juniors to the NHL is quite sizeable, and even top-level prospects such as Petan could benefit from some more development time. Heís probably about two seasons away from becoming a regular skater for the Jets.
This tiny dynamo is a highly-skilled offensive player with only one glaring weakness, his lack of size. Petan's playmaking ability is preternatural. When he has the puck on his stick, among his fellow 2013 draftees only Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon, and Sean Monahan are his equals. For those in keeper leagues, Petan makes an intriguing long-term stash.