The young forward is set to make his way up the ranks soon.
Here’s a great question: “How much of a talent is Jake Neighbours?”
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Neighbours scored 17 points (three goals, 14 assists) in 19 postseason games. The Oil Kings lost just three games en route to becoming 2022 WHL Champions.
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With the win, Edmonton advanced to the 2022 Memorial Cup. The Memorial Cup road starts on June 20th in Saint John, New Brunswick, at 5:00 pm Central.
Neighbours, a St. Louis Blues prospect, recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in nine games to start the 2021-22 NHL season. He was then assigned to the WHL. He achieved a lot of success in Edmonton, Alberta.
But what about St. Louis, Missouri? I think Neighbours will be all right for now.
Armstrong responded: “It doesn’t need major tweaking. In a cap system, we’re in a really good spot for next season. We have so many returning players under contract. We have a couple of good players in Perron and Leddy and Husso (who aren’t signed), but we do have a lot of returning players. We’re excited about our American League team [the Springfield Thunderbirds], they’re undefeated in the playoffs right now in the Conference Finals. We have (Zachary) Bolduc and (Jake) Neighbours, our last two first-round picks, playing very good in their respective junior leagues trying to win a Memorial Cup.”
“There will be change, that’s just the nature of pro sports in a cap system. But I do like the group we’re bringing back.”
Neighbours’ resume continues to grow. He has emerged, and it’s possible we can see him making his full-time debut next season. I share the same thoughts on Blues forward Alexei Toropchenko and Blues center Logan Brown.
How would you rank Neighbours’ talent?