Nic Petan

Winnipeg Jets
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Fantasy Summary

He’s always scored at every level and should be able to do that if afforded the opportunity. If forced to change game to suit a checking role, then he could be a multi-cat steal for someone.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 22, 1995
Height 5‘9”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 2; Overall: 43

Observations

May 2018 – Petan was a prolific junior player that lit up the scoresheet during his time with the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL, but has found it increasingly difficult to stick with the Jets organization full-time. At 23, the window is slightly closing on his NHL career as he finds himself buried deep on the Jets depth chart behind several forward prospects. Petan showed flashes of his scoring ability, finishing fourth on the Moose with 52 points in as many games. At this point, it’s hard to envision the 23-year-old as being anything more than a high-end scorer in the minors. However, it’s important to note that he is an RFA this summer and in all likelihood the Jets will keep him up with the big club (after all, they drafted him in the second round in 2013).

April 2018 – Petan was rendered expendable once the Jets acquired Paul Stastny from the St. Louis Blues during the trade deadline. Since his return to the Moose, Petan blazed a red-hot trail in March with 11 points in 12 games and now sits tied for second on the team in scoring. At this point, it’s hard to envision Petan ever being fantasy relevant on a Jets squad with plenty of depth up front. For now, he remains a prolific AHL scorer and nothing more. Jamie Zadow

 September 2017 – Petan has been battling throughout the preseason for a bottom six role on the Jets. The former second round pick in 2013 has struggled to find an offensive presence at the NHL level and has been relegated to more of a checking role in the Jets system. Petan has just 19 points in 80 career games in the NHL. Jamie Zadow

 May 2017 – Petan has the tools to be a key offensive contributor in the league despite his below-average size (5-9) for the NHL. The biggest problem is with a plethora of young talent like Winnipeg has with it’s club and sitting in the minors, where and when will he be able to get those top two line minutes? Petan played 54 games in the NHL this past season for 13 points, but seemed to be lost in the mix until getting in nine games in the AHL where he notched four goals and an assist for five points, looking like the Petan of old. If Winnipeg can find the minutes and a spot on one of the team’s scoring lines, Petan could be poised for a big bump in points, but if not, he could end up getting a little lost in the shuffle and forced to change his game to fit more of a checking line role. David Dickenson

October 2016 – The Jets sent Petan to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL to start the season. David Dickenson

September 2016 – The diminuative 5-9 scoring machine, who used to light up the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks looks almost ready to break into the NHL on a regular basis. After notching 32 points in 47 games with their AHL affiliate, Petan managed to get into the Jets lineup to score six points in 26 game. While short in size, there’s no discounting his speed and nose for the net, and could end up on a top-six line if anyone falters in training camp. He may take another season to find his legs, but there’s little doubt he’ll be a solid NHL point producer. David Dickenson

 November 2015 – Petan had a strong training camp and made the NHL club. The problem is, the Jets are very deep with young talent and much of that talent has very high upside. Especially in terms of offense. On many teams, Petan would be a cut above. On this team, he’s second fiddle to the likes of Mark Scheifele, Nik Ehlers, and a slew of veterans in their prime. Don’t be discouraged by the lack of production. Petan will get there, it will just take a couple of years. Dobber


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 North Shore WC Bantam A1-T1 PCBHL 57 76 63 139 - |          
 2010-2011 Greater Vancouver Canadians BCMML 35 19 30 49 36 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6 18 
  Portland Winterhawks WHL 3 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0
  Team British Columbia CWG 6 4 8 12 4 |          
 2011-2012 Portland Winterhawks WHL 61 14 21 35 22 | Playoffs 22 0 0 0
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 5 3 0 3 4 |          
 2012-2013 Portland Winterhawks WHL 71 46 74 120 43 | Playoffs 21 9 19 28 16 
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 1 2 2 |          
  Portland Winterhawks M-Cup 5 1 9 10 0 |          
 2013-2014 Portland Winterhawks WHL 63 35 78 113 69 | Playoffs 21 7 21 28 38 
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 4 1 5 12 |          
 2014-2015 Portland Winterhawks WHL 54 15 74 89 41 | Playoffs 17 10 18 28 20 
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 7 4 7 11 0 |          
 2015-2016 Winnipeg Jets NHL 26 2 4 6 10 |          
  Manitoba Moose AHL 47 9 23 32 26 |          
 2016-2017 Winnipeg Jets NHL 54 1 12 13 12 |          
  Manitoba Moose AHL 9 4 1 5 4 |          
 2017-2018 Winnipeg Jets NHL 15 2 0 2 6 |          
  Manitoba Moose AHL 52 15 37 52 24 | Playoffs 9 1 3 4
 2018-2019 Winnipeg Jets NHL 13 0 2 2 2 |          

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