Future Watch: Brendan Lemieux Rookie Hockey Cards, Jets

Future Watch: Brendan Lemieux Rookie Hockey Cards, JetsFuture Watch: Brendan Lemieux Rookie Hockey Cards, JetsBrendan Lemieux was drafted 31st overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2014 NHL Draft. Like a lot of prospects, he was included in a trade that saw him become a member of the Winnipeg Jets in 2015, along with three other players.

Before the trade, he was a star for the Barrie Colts. He peaked scoring 41 goals and getting 60 points in 2014-15.  After one more split season in the OHL he was ready to turn professional and he appeared in five games for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose in late 2016.

In 2016, he played a full season with the Moose getting 12 goals and 19 points while racking up 130 PIMS. This season with the Moose he got back to scoring. He had 10 goals and 26 points in his first 28 games this season.

Lemieux has been recalled to Winnipeg a few times this season clearly lighting a fuse. In his first eight games, he got one goal. That’s a good start to what could be a nice NHL career when and if he can become a regular.

He’s only 21, so this prospect has a lot more to prove. He can elevate his game and having his dad in his corner, a man who’s won four Stanley Cups, is a good thing.

So far, 2017-18 Upper Deck SP Game-Used is his only rookie card. He did have cards with Leaf in 2014 and 2014-15 Canada Juniors set.

Look at his first NHL goal:

Lemieux is 6-1, 210 pounds. He’s smart, aggressive and he has a fair amount of skill. The problem is finding a spot on a very talented Winnipeg Jets team. He is willing to play any role to stay and that might be what it takes. Collectors can expect to see more offense down the road.

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