National Hockey League Hockey Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Agent: Jets' Nic Petan 'on outside looking in'

Agent: Jets' Nic Petan 'on outside looking in'
Published On: Mon, Jun 11
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Patrik Laine shakes hands with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman after being selected as the number two overall draft pick by the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Nic PetanA appeared in only 15 games with the Winnipeg Jets this season, spending the rest of the season with the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

Petan, who has appeared in a total of 95 games over the past three seasons with the Jets, is set to become a restricted free agent this off-season. His agent, Joe Oliver, believes his future isn't bright in Winnipeg.

"I think theya€™re one of the more exciting teams to watch in the NHL, and therea€™s a little bit of envy because I would like Nic to be part of that,"A Oliver told the Winnipeg Free Press. "But at this point he seems to be on the outside looking in.

"Hea€™s champing at the bit to say, a€˜Hey, listen. I want to be part of it.a€™ But that may not be possible just because of the number of players in front of him."

Petan, who was selected 43rd overall in 2013, sits behindA Nikolaj Ehlers,A Kyle Connor, Mathieu Perrault,A Andrew Copp,A andA Brandon TanevA on the team's depth chart at left wing.A Brendan Lemieux, who appeared in nine games last season, AHL standout Mason Appleton and 2017 first-round pickA Kristian Vesalainen are also expected to compete with Petan for a roster spot next season.A Shawn Matthias, who appeared in 27 games at left wingA this season, is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

The 23-year-old posted 15 goals and 52 points in 52 AHL contests last season, but his success hasn't transferred to the NHL, where he has five goals and 21 points in 95 career contests. Still, Oliver believes Petana€™s ceiling remains high andA he just needs an opportunity to prove it.

"I think hea€™s a top-six player in the NHL," OliverA said.

Read the complete news article here...

More Featured News

This Is Only The Start Of The Ducks' Makeover
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
No matter what they do, the Anaheim Ducks cannot grab a win to save their lives. The franchise-worst 12-game losing streak that this team has been suffering through since Dec. 18 ha...
Canucks trade Michael Del Zotto to Ducks for Luke Schenn, pick
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
TheA Vancouver CanucksA have traded defencemanA Michael Del ZottoA to theA Anaheim Ducksin exchange forA Luke SchennA and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick.Per the Canucksa€™ press re...
Wild send Nino Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Victor Rask
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
The NHLa€™s trading season has officially arrived.We knew the Carolina Hurricanes wereA going to be one of the teams to watchA over the next few weeks as the trade deadline approach...
Blackhawks D Erik Gustafsson looks for better defense after benching
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
Erik Gustafsson isna€™t a bad defender or too lazy to bother with it. He can do the dirty work when it matters to him.BlackhawksA coach Jeremy Colliton would like it to matter a lot...
Report: Blue Jackets, Penguins hold trade talks about Brassard
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
TheA Columbus Blue JacketsA have had trade talks with theA Pittsburgh PenguinsA about centerA Derick Brassard, reportsA The Athletic's Aaron Portzline.It wasA reportedA on Tuesday t...
Report: Red Wings want 1st-round pick for Nyquist, Howard
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
TheA Detroit Red WingsA have reportedly put a high price tag onA Gustav NyquistA andA Jimmy Howard.The club is seeking a first-round pick for each player, a source toldA's...
Detroit Red Wings are bottoming out: How soon before they're good again?
Published On: Thu, Jan 17
The most important fact theA DetroitA Red Wings have learned this season is that they can count on Dylan Larkin, 22, to be a difference-maker.a€œWea€™ve got what I call a bus driver...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts