Jets announce Scheifele has been reassigned to Barrie Colts.
WPG returns Mark Scheifele to Barrie of the OHL.
He'd played 4 games so far but had 0 points, 6 shots and 4 hits. I can't say I saw him playing to know if he was effective or not, but the stats suggest he wasn't. I'm surprised as I thought it wouldn't be his play that kept him from sticking this year, but the Jets trying to keep one more year of his contract alive if anything.
Also from PHT:
In surprising news, the Winnipeg Jets have sent Mark Scheifele — their first-round pick, 7th overall at the 2011 Draft — back to his junior club in OHL Barrie.
It’s a newsworthy development on a number of fronts.
One, Scheifele made the Jets out of training camp and has been with the club for three weeks. While he’s only played in four games this year and therefore still eligible to be returned to junior, most NHL clubs made the decision to reassign their prospects a while ago (see here and here andhere).
Two, it makes you wonder what Winnipeg was waiting for.
Scheifele had been a healthy scratch on a number of occasions and wasn’t a major factor in the games he did play in, going scoreless in four contests while averaging just over 11 minutes a night.
But in his last game — Friday’s 8-3 loss to Tampa Bay — Scheifele played a career-high 16:47 and managed to finish with an even rating despite the fact Winnipeg allowed five even-strength goals (Blake Wheelerfinished minus-3 and played less than Scheifele.)
This marks the second time in as many seasons that the Jets have re-assigned Scheifele to junior.
In 2011-12, he appeared in seven games with the club before being sent back to Barrie, but was later called up to the AHL playoffs with the St. John’s IceCaps, playing in 10 games while notching one assist.
EDIT: Forgot the PHT link.
Edited by elvis15, 06 February 2013 - 11:43 AM.