He has two assists tonight for Saint John, which extends his point streak to 7 games. On the season he has 6+6 and has a poiint in all but one of the 10 games he's played.
Defying virtually every published ranking on the market, Jurco — a puck magician who was a key player for the Memorial Cup-winning Saint John Sea Dogs in May — slipped from his consensus first-round ranking to 35th overall, where the Red Wings nabbed him.
“Playing on such a good team in Saint John, he was getting second-line duty, second power play, and I don’t know if it turned people off, but it didn’t turn us off at all,” said Red Wings director of scouting Joe McDonnell. “His skill level is real high first-round material, and that’s where we had him rated.”
This is an exciting prospect.