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Jets Call Up Nogier from Moose

WINNIPEG, MB. – With only 10 games remaining and their defense racked by injuries, the Winnipeg Jets have decided to call up one of the youngsters.

On Monday morning, the Jets called up 20-year-old defenseman Nelson Nogier from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. It is an emergency call up.

Nogier, from Saskatoon, has two goals and 13 points in 57 games as a rookie with the Moose this season. He played four-plus seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Saskatoon Blades and Red Deer Rebels from 2011-2017, scoring eight goals and 50 points in 235 career games.

The WHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year in 2014, Nogier played in the 2013 Memorial Cup with Saskatoon and 2016 Memorial Cup with Red Deer. He also suited up for Team West at the 2013 U-17 World Hockey Challenge and played in the 2012 Telus Cup, Canada’s national midget championship, as a member of the Saskatoon Contacts.

Nogier was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft. That means, with this call up, the Jets now have 10 players on the current roster who were drafted by Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and his staff: Andrew Copp, Nikolaj Ehlers, Patrik Laine, Adam Lowry, Nic Petan, Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey, Jacob Trouba (injured), Connor Hellebuyck and Nogier. There are seven players who were acquired by trade or free agent signing and seven Atlanta Thrashers holdovers.

– Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports

Photo by James Carey Lauder/MyToba

Editor of the popular Game On Hockey Magazine and The Point After Football Magazine, editor of Canadian Meat Business Magazine, sports editor of Grassroots News, TV play-by-play voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and author of the bestselling book: The Winnipeg Jets: A Celebration of Professional Hockey in Winnipeg. He likes virgin pina coladas, long walks on the beach, puppies and thoroughbred race horses that run according to form.

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