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NHL Draft 2011: Winnipeg Jets Select Mark Schiefle Seventh Overall

TORONTO, CAN - JANUARY 19:  Mark Scheifele #19 of Team Cherry skates against Team Orr in the 2011 Home Hardware Top Prospects game on January 19, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Team Orr defeated Team Cherry 7-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Matt EichelSenior Writer IDecember 20, 2016

With their first pick in their history back in Winnipeg, the newly named Jets selected big centreman Mark Schiefle.

Schiefle scored 75 points in 66 games last year with the Barrie Colts with 22 goals and 53 assists.

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said that Schiefle will be an exciting player for Winnipeg fans.  He believes they got a gem in the draft with the seventh pick.

True North Sports & Entertainment chairman Mark Chipman also announced the new team will be named the Jets.

For more 2011 NHL draft coverage, stay tuned to Bleacher Report for updated NHL mock drafts, NHL draft rumors, NHL draft results and draft grades.

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