Winnipeg Jets NCAA Prospects Start Their Seasons This Weekend

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Harrison Blaisdell

University of New Hampshire

The third and final transfer player on this list is Harrison Blaisdell. No, Blaisdell is not a goaltender like the other two, he is a forward.  Blaisdell spent his first two years at the University of North Dakota but now will feature for the University of New Hampshire.

Winnipeg’s fifth-round pick from the 2019 draft, had two goals in his first three games at North Dakota but failed to score in his next 48 games. Blaisdell finished his career with the Fighting Hawks with 16 points in 51 games and a plus-16 plus/minus.

Blaisdell is known as being a strong two-way center with a great shot. He has done extremely well on the defensive side on the puck in his first two NCAA seasons and maybe a change of scenery can ignite his scoring touch.

We will have to wait another weekend to see Blaisdell in action with his new as UNH will begin their season next weekend (October 8-9) with a pair of home games against Union.

Austin Wong

Harvard University

The last player to be featured is Austin Wong. The reason why Wong is listed last is because he will not be starting his season until the last weekend of October. This is simply because Harvard does not start their season until October 29 with a matchup against Dartmouth College.

Wong will be back in action this year for Harvard after playing for the school in 2019-2020 and leaving the school to play in the USHL last year because the IVY league canceled their winter sports due to the pandemic.

The Jets 2018 seventh-round pick only appeared in 21 out of the 31 games for the Crimson in his freshman year and registered six points.

Last year, Wong had 15 goals and nine assists for the Fargo Force in the USHL. The Alberta native is more of a power forward who can pick up a decent amount of points. In Wong’s junior career in the AJHL, he has amassed 549 penalty minutes in just 155 games played.

It may be worth keeping an eye on Wong to see how he adjusts back to the collegiate style of play of spending last season with Fargo, but we have just a little less than a month till we see Wong take to the ice with Harvard.

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