Top Jets Prospect Shows the Ultimate Commitment to the Team

Published August 26, 2023 at 9:58

Top Jets defensive prospect Elias Salomonsson will be making the ultimate commitment to the Winnipeg Jets in the coming weeks.

Salomonsson's Strong Preseason

European hockey typically tends to start a bit earlier than NHL hockey. While the SHL and KHL are already well into their preseasons, the NHL has not even started training camp. Playing in Sweden, Elias Salomonsson has been tearing up the SHL preseason playing primarily on the top pair.

He has been playing so well in the SHL preseason that the Winnipeg Jets have taken notice.

Salomonsson's Ultimate Commitment

Back in 2022, the Jets selected Salomonsson 55th overall and the pick was instantly looking like a steal. Salomonsson emerged as a top defenseman for Skelleftea and has further proved himself.

While he plays for Skelleftea currently, he knows the Jets will want him long term so he is showing the ultimate commitment to Winnipeg.

TRANSLATED TWEET: Skellefteå's back talent misses the start of the season - goes over to the NHL club's training camp.

In the Swedish article, they confirm the following:

However, the 18-year-old, who will turn 19 next week, will soon leave Skellefteå. He is set to travel to Canada to participate in the Winnipeg Jets' training camp ahead of the NHL season. He will depart from Sweden a week before the SHL premiere and might miss the first month of the season depending on how he performs at the Jets' camp.

One month of playing is major, especially considering how an SHL season is shorter than an NHL so realistically Salomonsson could miss up to 20% of his SHL season by prioritizing the Jets.

He will look to further prove himself within the Jets organization and potentially make the NHL in 2024-25.

As seen on hockeysverige - Elias Salomonsson ska åka över till Winnipegs träningsläger: «Lite tråkigt»
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Top Jets Prospect Shows the Ultimate Commitment to the Team

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