The past couple of months have been a whirlwind for Brad Lambert. Going into last season, the young forward was projected as one of the top players in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, but after a slow season in Finland, his draft stock fell.
The Winnipeg Jets had two first-round draft choices during the 2022 draft, and with the 30th overall selection, the Jets selected Lambert who was still available.
Fast forward a couple of months, the Jets invited their unsigned draft choice to their prospects camp. The eighteen-year-old was arguably the Jets’ most valuable player at the Young Stars Classic prospects tournament.
Lambert was then invited to the Jets’ NHL training camp and he turned many heads. He showed his high potential with his impressive speed and hockey IQ. He was attending Jets’ camp as an unsigned draft pick.
The young-Finland born forward played in three NHL preseason games with the Jets and had one goal, one assist, and a plus-one plus/minus.
Unfortunately for Lambert on Friday, October 7th, he was released from the Jets to the Manitoba Moose to join their training camp.
The Winnipeg Jets have signed 2022 first-round pick, Brad Lambert
Lambert’s entry-level deal is for three seasons, carries an average annual value of $1,200,000, and expires at the end of the 2024-2025 season. Upon expiry, Lambert will be a restricted free agent.
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As mentioned above, Lambert will start this season in the AHL. Lambert is due to make his AHL debut this Saturday at the Canada Life Centre as the Moose start their 2022-2023 regular season against the Rockford IceHogs.
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