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A mobile defender who enjoys engaging physically.


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June 2023 – Much in thanks to a few organizational call-ups, Woo was able to showcase a strong bounce back season, bringing himself back into the fringe NHL’er conversation. As a result, the Canucks have signed the right-shot defender to a one-year, two-way “do it again” deal. Another season in the AHL is likely, but do not be shocked to see him enjoy a cup of coffee up top. Dave Hall

May 2023 – It goes without question that Woo, a 2018 second-round pick, has yet to live up to expectations – and that may be taking things lightly. That narrative may have changed following a respectable bounce back season for the gritty blue liner, as he is coming off career highs in many of his statistical categories. With an elevated role, Woo brought his usual snarl (98 PIMS) and added 21 points (7G + 14A) to the mix – an area which he has struggled to offer since his pro transition. Of course, after a few seasons of subpar output, this all comes on the strength of a contract year, as the Winnipeg native is set to become an RFA this summer. Should he earn a new contract, you can expect him to remain in an AHL role – albeit a top-four role – with a chance to finally get a sniff for a few auditions up top. For now, his fantasy potential remains low, but trending in positive direction. Dave Hall

March 2022 – After taking promising strides in his 2020-21 rookie season, many had expected – or, perhaps hoped – Woo would find a new gear as an AHL sophomore. Unfortunately, it has proven to be a somewhat stagnant year, riddled with inconsistency and injury. Over 21 games, he has not only contributed underwhelming statical numbers (2G + 5A) but has lacked his usual imposing presence, contributing little impact in most games. By now, it’s clear that his offensive numbers may never fully translate to the pro level, which may have been expected. However, there is still time to grow his game on the defensive side and make a push as a bottom-pairing NHL contributor. Dave Hall

July 2021 – Woo embarked on his professional transition during the 2020-21 campaign, receiving sturdy minutes as a member of the Utica Comet’s top four defensive pairings. With various names sitting amongst the Canucks’ Taxi Squad, the 20-year-old was placed right into the rat-raced, and performed rather well, considering his inexperience. With just five points on the year, his statistical numbers do not jump out at you, much like they did in his junior days. Yet, his overall progress made as a defender in the pro system is to be noted. Look for him to continue establishing his game in Abbotsford during 2021-22, with his second-to-third NHL pairing upside still intact. Dave Hall

December 2019 – Things have not gone as expected for the fourth-year WHL defender. Expected to take another step forward in his two-way game, the offense has most dried up in Calgary. The result was Woo failing to receive an invite to Canada’s World Junior camp despite having a strong chance to crack the final roster in preseason predictions. The 19-year-old does have seven points and 31 shots on goal in his previous 10 games – including a pretty OT winner. So hopefully the wheels are starting to turn. Woo will finish this season and then head to the American League where a new set of challenges await. Cam Robinson

March 2019 – Jett Woo has had a decent week. The 18-year-old signed his first NHL contract before heading out for the final regular-season tilt of the year. There he recorded two assists, two shots, and a spirited fight. The right-shot blueline culminated his third WHL campaign with 65 points and 70 PIMs in 62 contests. He set new career-highs for goals, assists, points, and penalty minutes. Moose Jaw will face off against Saskatoon in the first round of playoff action – a team that owned them during the regular season. Cam Robinson

February 2019 – Woo has been blistering hot of late. The Winnipeg-native is currently riding a seven-game, nine-point streak and has 45 points in his last 38 contests. His 47 points in 45 games are good for fifth most by WHL defenders. Woo was just six weeks shy of being eligible for the 2019 class and his development has been trending steadily upwards. Despite being a young 18, Woo is never shy to engage physically. He’s one of the few players that can illicit fear in the opposition with the threat of one of his open-ice checks. A true throwback defenseman. Cam Robinson

December 2018 – The hard-hitting right-shot defender is off to a strong start in his third full WHL campaign. Woo has posted three goals and 14 points in 19 games for Moose Jaw. He was a participant at the World Junior Summer Showcase and should garner an invite to the main camp – we’ll know on Monday. The 18-year-old remains something of a longshot to crack the roster, but he brings an element that isn’t prevalent amongst the expected Canadian defenders. His ability to step up and take the body and impose his will in the corners is something Team Canada has enjoyed implementing in the past – especially on the smaller ice surface. Cam Robinson

June 2018 – The Vancouver Canucks selected Moose Jaw defenseman, Jett Woo with the 37th overall selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Woo began the season on a high-note, receiving ample powerplay time and top pairing minutes. He suffered through several injuries after that and sent his draft-eligible campaign off the rails a tad. The right-shot blueliner owns nice physical tools and makes nice zone exits. Cam Robinson

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 27, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 37

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Winnipeg East RailcatsQC Int PW2 1 34 0|        
 2013-2014 Winnipeg Warriors U14 AAAWAAA U1428 22 1941 38|Playoffs9 3 710 14 
 2014-2015 Team Manitoba CWG6 1 34 2|        
  Winnipeg Warriors U15 AAAWAAA U1531 10 2737 50|Playoffs12 1 89
  Winnipeg Warriors U17 AAAWAAA U171 0 00 0|        
 2015-2016 Team Manitoba WCCC-165 0 33 10|        
  Winnipeg Wild U18 AAAMU18HL22 6 2127 32|Playoffs10 4 37 10 
  Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL7 0 11 2|Playoffs5 0 11
  Canada U16 YOG6 0 00 5|        
 2016-2017 Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL65 5 1722 37|Playoffs7 0 33
  Canada White U17WHC-176 1 34 4|        
  Canada U18WJC-185 1 12 2|        
 2017-2018 Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL44 9 1625 33|Playoffs14 2 13
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 6|        
 2018-2019 Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL62 12 5466 70|Playoffs4 0 11
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 11 0|        
 2019-2020 Calgary HitmenWHL64 7 3946 88|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 2|        
 2020-2021 Utica CometsAHL28 3 25 18|        
 2021-2022 Abbotsford CanucksAHL42 2 68 35|Playoffs2 0 00
 2022-2023 Abbotsford CanucksAHL68 7 1421 96|Playoffs6 0 00
 2023-2024 Abbotsford CanucksAHL- - -- -|        

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