The Winnipeg Jets have made, what is right now, their final selection of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft in the fifth round.
Both the Jets’ sixth and seventh-round picks of this draft were a part of trades that the Jets made both this past season (Jordie Benn trade) and in the 2018-2019 season (trade for Bogdan Kiselevich).
With their final draft pick at this year’s draft, the Winnipeg Jets selected Dmitri Rashevsky in the fifth round.
Rashevsky is a forward from St. Petersburg, Russia. During the 2020-2021 season, Rashevsky applied his trade for five different teams.
The twenty-year-old did appear in 26 games in the VHL, which is the second-highest league in the Russian hockey pyramid. During his time in the VHL, Rashevsky had eleven goals and five assists in 26 regular season games and then one goal and one assist in three playoff games.
During the year, Rashevsky also appeared in nine games in the KHL for Dynamo Moskva in which he had one assist in nine regular season contests. He also went on to appear in three postseason games where he did not register any points.
Rashevsky impressed the most during the MHL playoffs. The MHL is Russia’s top junior league. During ten playoff games with MHK Dynamo Moskva, Rashevsky scored four goals, added five assists, and amassed a +11 plus/minus in ten contests.
The left-shooting six-foot-one-inch 165 pound forward was not ranked in the NHL Central Scouting list but is known for his goal-scoring abilities. During the 2019-2020 season, Rashevsky had 74 points (44 goals, 30 assists) in 61 games in the MHL.
It is worth noting that Rashevsky was eligible for the draft last summer but ultimately no franchise decided to select him. Rashevsky is known to be extremely talented with the puck and has a good “hockey IQ.”
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