Sunday, June 30, 2013

Downingtown's Lodge selected by Jets

A pleasant surprise to come out of the third round of Sunday's draft was the news that Downingtown, PA native Jimmy Lodge went with the 84th pick to the Winnipeg Jets.

The 18-year-old right-handed shooter completed his second season with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League with 28 goals and 67 points in 64 games.

Listed at 6-feet-2 and only 168 pounds, Lodge is clearly a project, but has been taken by a franchise which can afford to wait and develop talent.


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