The Janesville Jets are an organization focused on development and advancement. Our players develop their skills and their character before taking the next step in their hockey careers, whether it’s to the USHL or straight to the NCAA.
Some of our alumni have already made their pro hockey debuts, and more are yet to come.
It takes an especially talented player to prove himself NHL caliber early in his career, to land himself on the NHL’s Central Scouting list, and to hear his name called at the Entry Draft of the world’s best hockey league.
Since the Jets were born in 2009, only three NAHL teams boast multiple NHL Draft picks straight from their rosters. The Jets have seen two players in three seasons selected. Who’s next?
2016 — G Jack LaFontaine (#75 to Carolina Hurricanes)
Mississauga-born goaltender Jack LaFontaine became the Jets’ first ever NHL Draft pick in 2016. Taken midway through the 3rd round, LaFontaine was the first NAHL player drafted that day, and also became the highest-selected NAHL player since 2012. LaFontaine joined the University of Michigan as a true freshman the following season.
2018 — F Jakov Novak (#188 to Ottawa Senators)
The Jets’ first ever NAHL MVP, Jakov Novak dominated the league on his way to the Ottawa Senators’ pipeline. Novak will develop at Bentley University with the Senators’ brass keeping an eye on their big, skilled forward prospect.