The Winnipeg Jets had 19 picks in the 2018 NEFHL Entry Draft, and although they had 10 picks in the top 79 picks, it is theit final pick, at 200th overall who is turning heads.
Samuel Fagemo has played 14 games with Frölunda in the SHL, the country's top league and the team that developed Henrik Lundqvist, Daniel Alfredsson, Erik Karlsson, Artturi Lehkonen, Andreas Johnsson, and Rasmus Dahlin. Fagemo has four goals and four assists in those games and has been getting time on the team's top line recently.
He is most likely a lock for the 2018 World Juniors, and is assuredly going to get a lot of attention come the 2019 NHL Draft.
There are other hits from the 2018 NEFHL Draft for the Jets. After trading down twice in the first round, they ended up with Vitali Kravtsov, who was last year's KHL Rookie of the Year and who has four goals and eight assists in 27 games this season. Gabriel Fortier has over a point a game in the QMJHL, and the other player picked in the seventh round, Matthew Struthers, has 12 goals and 15 assists in just 18 OHL games. They also have NHL first round picks Nils Lundkvist and K'Andre Miller.
The prospect pool doesn't end there for the Jets. The star of the system is likely Cody Glass, who has seven goals and 32 assists in only 19 games in the WHL. Lias Andersson - another Frölunda product - has played seven NHL games for the New York Rangers. Jacob Larsson and Joel Eriksson Ek are also very close to making an impact at the NEFHL level.
And those are only the unsigned prospects. In Manitoba, where Dillon Dube, Evan Fitzpatrick, and Travis Sanheim hold the fort for the future and that doesn't even take into consideration NEFHL players like Travis Konecny (21), Robby Fabbri (22), and Miles Wood (23).
So while the NEFHL is not pretty for the Jets (their 4-12-4-1 record is better than only one team) the rebuild is already well underway.