Miami rising freshman forward Jack Roslovic has signed an entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets, thus ending his collegiate career with the RedHawks.
Roslovic was a late-riser in the 2015 NHL Draft, and ended up being selected in the first round 25th overall by the Jets. He finished tied for Miami's team lead in scoring with 10-16-26 in 36 games.
We ranked Roslovic as the ninth-best NHL prospect in the NCAA last season.
In what was an otherwise down year for Miami, Roslovic showed terrific promise in his rookie campaign. He's a terrific puckhandler that is extremely difficult to stop one-on-one.
There are still areas of his game that he'll need to clean up, especially on defense. His offensive skills are elite though. He's made big strides in the past 12 months to grow into his frame and get better body control with the puck. If he continues that upward development trend, he could potentially be a top line forward at the NHL level.
And here is our full scouting report on Roslovic.
Roslovic saw his scoring numbers drop a bit in the second half of last season, but made big strides defensively in the second half. He recently performed very well at Winnipeg's summer prospect development camp, which may have helped earn him the contract.
Because he was drafted out of the NTDP, Roslovic is eligible to play in the AHL next season if he doesn't make the Jets roster, though his CHL rights are held by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, who recently acquired the rights to Roslovic from Flint.