The Winnipeg Jets have selected Spruce Kings goaltender Logan Neaton in the fifth round, 144th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Neaton, 20, is coming off a standout season in which he led the Prince George Spruce Kings to the BCHL title. In 47 regular season games with the Spruce Kings, he went 32-8-5 with a 1.92 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He was even better in the playoffs, going 16-1 with a 1.46 GAA and .940 SV%. He helped the Spruce Kings win the Doyle Cup against the AJHL champion Brooks Bandits and led Prince George to the final of the Canadian Junior A National Championship against host Brooks. He was selected to the BCHL’s Second All-Star team last season.
Neaton is committed to play for UMass Lowell River Hawks.
Such an honor to be drafted by the @NHLJets! Thank you to my friends, family, teammates, and coaches for all the support along the way! Excited for what the future holds! ✈️ #gojetsgo https://t.co/smFcVHL7eX— Logan Neaton (@neaton_logan) June 22, 2019