Jets Pick Mark Scheifele in 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Jets Pick Mark Scheifele in 2011 NHL Entry Draft

General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and head coach Claude Noel pose with their first round pick Mark Scheifele at the 2011 NHL entry draft in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday, June 24, 2011. (ERIC MILLER / REUTERS)

Winnipeg’s NHL franchise made its first pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Friday evening in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mark Scheifele of the OHL’s Barrie Colts was selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the seventh overall pick.

The 18-year-old from Kitchener, Ontario led all Ontario Hockey League rookies with 53 assists and was fourth with 75 points (22-53–75) in 66 games.

In the first pick of the night, the Edmonton Oilers selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.


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