Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith is off to a great start with his new team this NHL pre-season, as he hopes to crack the opening day roster for the Winnipeg Jets.
Griffith has skated in four of the first five Jets games in the pre-season, and he has registered 3 assists so far.
“It’s just an overall great organization (the Jets),” Griffith told WinnipegJets.com.
“That was my first thought – I wanted to go to a good organization and they had such a successful year last year. It was a pretty tough year with Buffalo, we obviously didn’t have a great year. I just wanted a fresh start with an organization that’s done well in the past.”
Griffith has also gotten praise from Jets coach Paul Maurice.
“So exhibition hockey is so unstructured and sloppy,” Maurice told WInnipegJets.com. “You’ve got a guy who knows how to read through that is usually a pretty smart guy. I’ve liked the way he’s played, I’ve liked the way he’s moved. He’s got a good set of hands, a real nice pass at the end (of the game). He’s good, he’s made a real positive impression.”
Griffith, 25, signed a one-year, two-way deal in the summer with the Jets.
Last season he played 21 games with the Buffalo Sabres and 46 more with the AHL’s Rochester Americans.
Winnipeg’s final pre-season game is tonight, Thursday, September 27 against New Jersey.