Jets keep going young, Kosmachuk latest to make NHL debut

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Nikolaj Ehlers, Josh Morrissey, Nic Petan, J.C. Lipon, Connor Hellebuyck and now, Scott Kosmachuk.

Those are the six Jets that will have made their NHL debuts this season — the latest, Kosmachuk, gets his tonight when Winnipeg hosts Nashville at the MTS Centre.

Kosmachuk, 22, was the Jets’ third-round pick (70th overall) in 2012, and has spent most of the last two seasons in the American League.

This year, the former OHL Guelph standout has 14 goals and 27 points in 59 games with the Manitoba Moose.

Kosmachuk’s opportunity comes at the expense of another young Jet, however, as Joel Armia will be out one week with a lower-body injury.

Armia, one of the prospects acquired from Buffalo in the Evander Kane trade, had eight points in 34 games prior to getting hurt — and he too was only just cutting his teeth at the NHL level, having appeared in one career contest prior to this season.

 

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